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 relive hydraulic system pressure before changing or adjusting fittings, hoses, tubing, or other system components.

Step 4

Do not adjust the pressure settings of the pup 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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