Maintenance & Service Tips

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Won't split wood or slow splitting, engine still runs.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Insufficient oil to pump. Keep oil reservoir full and clean.
Foaming-air in oil. Keep oil reservoir full and clean. Return tube to tank should be below oil level.
Excess pump inlet vacuum. Check pump inlet hose for kinks. Use as short and as large a diameter inlet hose as possible.
Leakage through pump check valve. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Pump high-pressure gearset damaged. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Internal leakage in directional valve. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Relief valve setting too low. Do not adjust valves without the proper equipment (pressure gauges).
Cylinder overloaded. Do not split logs against the grain.
Internal leakage in cylinder. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Engine stalls while splitting.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Sequence valve setting too high. Do not adjust valves without the proper equipment (pressure gauges). Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Relief valve setting too high. Do not adjust valves without the proper equipment (pressure gauges).
Cylinder overloaded. Do not split logs against the grain.
Weak engine--low horse-power. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Slow cylinder travel extending and retracting.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Insufficient oil to pump. Keep oil reservoir full and clean.
Foaming-air in oil. Keep oil reservoir full and clean. Return tube to tank should be below oil level.
Excess pump inlet vacuum. Check pump inlet hose for kinks. Use as short and as large a diameter inlet hose as possible.
Pump gearsets damaged. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Internal leakage in directional valve. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Relief valve damaged. Do not adjust valves without the proper equipment (pressure gauges). Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Internal leakage in cylinder. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Engine speed too slow. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Cylinder won't move.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Insufficient oil to pump. Keep oil reservoir full and clean. Tail
Pump gearsets damaged. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Driveshaft broken. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Directional valve damaged. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Obstruction in directional valve. Flush and clean hydraulic system. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Obstruction in hydraulic lines. Flush and clean hydraulic system.
Relief valve damaged. Do not adjust valves without the proper equipment (pressure gauges). Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Shalf coupling loose. Precise alignment of engine and pump is necessary (do not force).
Engine won't turn or stalls at no load.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Pump seized--frozen up. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Obstruction in directional valve. Flush and clean hydraulic system. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Obstruction in hydraulic lines. Flush and clean hydraulic system.
Weak engine--low horse-power. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Improper engine/pump alignment. Precise alignment of engine and pump is necessary (do not force).
Pump shaft seal leaks.
POSSIBLE CAUSE SERVICE TIPS
Tank breather plugged. Tank must be vented to atmospheric pressure.
Shaft seal improperly vented. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Pump gearsets damaged. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Driveshaft broken. Contact Customer Service for corrective action.
Improper engine/pump alignment. Precise alignment of engine and pump is necessary (do not force).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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