Need Help with 4600

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  1. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    We have a 2000 Hustler 4600 Range wing, We have been
    having a problem with it for almost a month. On one of the
    wings the hydro filter keeps blowing gaskets off of it. I does
    not matter what it is doing mowing, not mowing ect. IT blows
    off and fluid goes every where. We have tried different filters
    and such but it still keeps happening, we brought it to the
    dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it. Just the
    gasket is blowing off, for a quick fix in the field we just unscrew
    the filter and put the gasket back on and it will last another
    three hours or sometimes the rest of the day. Any suggestions
    Let me know. Thankyou in advance.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Hmmmmm........
    I am not a hydraulic expert by far...but I think there is something up with the pressures in that unit.
    I will forward this info on to our customer service dept and see what they believe it to be.
    I will post back as soon as I hear something (tomorrow).

    Later
    Pj
     
  3. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
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    PJ, Thankyou I will be waiting to hear from you. I talked to
    a heavy equipment mechanic and he said to check the return
    lines that one of them may be kinked or something, They dont
    look it and all appear to be ok. But I will be waiting to see
    what the factory has to say.


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  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    I just got off the phone with the factory.
    Our service manager said the same thing you heard from your heavy equipment guy.
    Our service manager talked to Jim and Rocco @ Bacher and told them what hey need to look at, line kinks, hose routing, etc...etc..
    So please call Bacher and get it scheduled to go back in there, they will get it taken care of.

    Later
    Pj
     
  5. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
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    Thankyou PJ, I dropped the Rangewing off at Bacher Corp. tonight, hopefully they can find the problem. I will let you know when I get it back. Thankyou again.

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  6. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
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    PJ, I am still having the problem with my 4600 Rangewing, Rocco at Bacher Corp. said that he has spoken with the factory and they said to check all the hoses for kinks and also to try a new filter assembly housing that the filter sits on, they did all that. I went and picked it up and within 45mins of mowing the gasket blew off the filter. Is there someone at the factory that Bacher could talk to, this is starting to get a little frustrating, it has been happening for almost 6 weeks now, and has been up at the dealer 5 times for the problem. Let me know what you find out. Thankyou very much.

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  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    I will make some more phone calls and see what I can do.
    Rocco has been talking to our main man in the service dept.
    There must be something very hard to find, between Rocco and our service man, they have about 50 years of experience on Hustler's.

    Pj
     
  8. kagney333

    kagney333 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    You may have some sort of pressure relief valve on the unit, externally, from the hydorlic pump that is not relieving. Just a thought.

    kag
     
  9. BRPoese

    BRPoese LawnSite Member
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    We've had similar issues, and traced them to using Wix filters instead of OEM Hustler. Nothing wrong with Wix, per se, but on the Wix cross reference chart the Hustler(Excel) filter crosses to a Wix 51202. When you check the specs, Huster filters show a 10 micron, 40-50 gpm rating, while the Wix 51202 shows 5 micron, 28-30 gpm. Also, the seal on the Wix sits higher/above the end of the filter, while the Hustler/Excel filter is recessed into the end of the filter, so the seal cannot squirt out under pressure. We're basically trying to put too much flow through a too small hole. We went back to OEM filters and it seems to have fixed it.
     

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