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Ditchwitch sk650 metal chunks in hydraulic fluid

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by topfli8979, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. topfli8979

    topfli8979 Active Member

    Sep 4, 2016
    United States
    My hydraulic pump came apart last fall and internally blew up sending metal chunks throughout the hydraulic system. Over the winter I rebuilt said pump. I've clean out hydro tank, new filter. Had a friend mention to install a "kidney loop filter" for extra filtration and then run it... im second guessing myself and a little afraid of damaging new pump. Dealer has been no help with advice, they say replace every component before running it to be safe at price of around $20k. Any hydro experts out there with good advice?
  2. Zewnten

    Zewnten Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2018
    Were you running it when you noticed the chunks? I'd take all the hoses off (after marking their location) run a hydraulic hose pig through each one and make sure there's no metal in the spools, motors, and cyclinders.