Hydraulic oil contamination from rented attachments?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Hummer, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Does anyone worry about contaminating the hydraulic system in their equipment when using rented attachments?
  2. badranman

    badranman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I asked this question to my Bobcat service rep one time. It was something he didn't really think about before. He said just to hope eveyone else's fluid was clean, and it was a minimal amount anyway.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    We don't rent attachments for this very reason.
  4. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    i do have nightmeres of this as well...
  5. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    i only rent from my local cat dealer and most of the stuff they have is realitivly new so i think that i should be safe
    i do worrie though sharing attachments is a lot like sharing needles
    i also change my hydrolic filter every 500hrs

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