How to Check for Hydraulic Fluid Leaks in Your Log Splitter


Step 1

Do not check for leaks with your hands.

Step 2

Do not operate machine with frayed, kinked, cracked, or damaged hoses, fitting, or tubing.

Step 3

Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system pressure before changing or adjusting fittings, hoses, tubing, or other system components.

Step 4

Do not adjust the pressure settings of the pump or valve.

Step 5

Leaks can be detected by passing cardboard or wood, while wearing protective gloves and safety glasses, over the suspected area.  Look for discoloration of cardboard or wood.

Step 6

If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor immediately.  Serious infection or reacting can develop if proper medical treatment is not administered immediately.

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