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#1 Oldford OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 03:27 AM

Early 80s h16xt with the briggs opposed and enough hours that the engine was rebuilt at some point.  Lift cylinder started leaking, or i assume so.  Hard to see up there with the deck on but after a hard week plowing and cultivating, lot of heavy implement lifting, i found a decent leak underneath overnight.

 

Of course this was after i remounted the deck, i need the tractor for mowing right now, as long as i don't lift or lower the deck it isn't leaking.  just want to know what to expect come fall when i remove the deck and get ready for snow plowing, when the blade will be going up and down 50 times an hour.

 

Can these lift cylinders be rebuilt, or is there someplace to get a replacement?  And how hard is it to remove?  Would it be easier to pull the fender pan and go in from the top?  thanks for any help

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 06:48 AM

Oldford

 

If you go to the manuals section on the site you will find a service manual for the XL series tractors.

 

click on manuals  go to Bolens - tractors/implements - Bolens XL series

 

go to page 3 at the bottom of the page you will find a service manual that has instructions on how to rebuild the lift cylinder, it also has a parts list there are guys on the site that can help you with parts. The best way I know of to access it is to remove the fender pan, try this link.

 

http://gardentractor...-xlseries-smpdf/

 

Good luck this should help


Edited by logmillingman, August 07, 2017 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 06:01 PM

The manual says there are o-rings but doesn't give size or part numbers.  Anybody know what that would be?  thanks


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 08:10 PM

They are probably going to be an off the shelf item that you can pick up from your local hydraulic supply, they should be a standard size that you can match up when you take the cylinder apart. 


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 01:55 AM

I never had to rebuild one on an XL series but when I did a tube frame I used stock o-rings right  from Home Depot.  You can get an O-ring package from Harbor Freight for $7.00  They are pretty common sizes and very easy to rebuild.  


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 06:37 AM

This should be the kit you need :thumbs:

 

http://bolenspartsan...186018-1186017/


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 08:58 AM

thanks guys i will keep an eye on the fluid and see about pulling it apart after mowing season


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