10 year old dixie

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by patron, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
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    Hi
    I have 10 year old dixie chopper that I replaced the engine on it not to long ago.
    Upon inspection for the up coming season it appears one or both of the hydraulic pumps may be leaking.

    My question is after 10 years of commercial service are the pumps worth repairing or is it better to spend the cash and just replace them with new?

    any and all feedback welcome

    thanks
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How many hours on the pumps:waving:
     
  3. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
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    pumps have 3,252 hours
     
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So do the wheelmotors....Im guessing...

    Put a magnet in the hydrotank and check for metal shavings...if not too much..reseal the pumps and ride a few more years...

    Its cheaper to buy another mower than to replace all the parts...
     
  5. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
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    Thanks
    I will do the magnet test and pass along what I find out.

    Took a few pics of the leaking cuz everybody loves the pictures ;-)

    and I thought it may have been the gear box that was leaking but from the photos it look as if it's running down the side of the gearbox which leads me to believe the input seal could be leaking past the o rings where it attaches the the gear box

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  6. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like a leaky gearbox. I've had to replace 2 myself in the past.
     
  7. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
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    I'm gonna separate the pumps from the gear box today
    Leave all the hoses attached and try and narrow down
    just what is leaking .

    Thanks
     
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Get a roll of shop towels and wipe down everything...watch for the leaks..
    Don't clean it with water..you'll have twice the cleanup...time. to get dirty...
     
  9. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
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    Gear box is source of some leaking from sides(output shaft seems ok) getting gaskets and will put back together and see what happens
     
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In that case it will be an easy fix:waving:
     

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