Walker hydrostat air bleed?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mcambrose, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
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    I changed the fluid in the hydrostats in one of my Walker's yesterday before I saw a post about Walker changing their recommendation to not change the fluid. How do I bleed air out of the hydrostats?
    Thanks
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I put mine on jacks and ran it for around 10 minutes fwd/rev. Seems to work on all hydro units but maybe there is a better way.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ That's the most common way to bleed a system out.
     
  4. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have to open up any air vent when you are doing this procedure?
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't think so.
     
  6. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks fixer. I think that answers all of my questions. I didn't have the cups off when I filled the pumps, but I haven't run them since. I will take the cups off tomorrow and then add what is needed. Thanks for the advice .
     

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