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Hydraulic fluid in Wacker RT Wheels?

Discussion in 'Rollers' started by Parts, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Parts

    Parts Well-Known Member

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    Its been wet so I haven't had a chance to look at it - but our diesel Wacker RT trench roller (remote controlled) seems to have a little hydraulic fluid pooling up in the back wheels. Is this a common issue or something I need to really investigate?
     
  2. DoyleX

    DoyleX Senior Member

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    How long has it been since you pulled the drums, covers and changed the oil in the drive and shakers? If the rest of the machine is good fix it. The #1 problem for those is lack of maintenance on the drive, shaker and drum.

    I'd do it now! There is a few hoses that go into the drums and you have one not happy. Search the model and the parts and op/maintenance manuals are online.
     
  3. Parts

    Parts Well-Known Member

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    Oh it runs beautifully but I don't know when the maintainance inside the wheels was done last. I just researched and it looks like 10W-30 goes in the wheel gearboxes. The fluid I felt seemed more like hydraulic fluid. So you say there could be a hose hanging up in there? Could it be a leaking hydraulic motor or are those located somewhere else?