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blangkabel

I have been away from the site for awhile "not that anyone noticed" due to a hand surgery that went bad. I could not use my hand so I stayed away from anything that reminded me of what I could not do. So I am back at it. We are going to get a ton of snow in the am and my hydro cyl on Danco loader is leaking so I pulled it off. I am looking for some advice on how to get the locking wire out so I can replace Orings etc. I have rebuilt the cyl. on my Ark loader but the have C clips not the PITA lock wire.

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phillobbezoo

Yeah I was going to say the arks are easy, I've never delt with a danco but Llyod -720nut has and I think he either rebuilt his cylinders or had someone do it so he might chime in with some advice

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edlincoln

You could check out a video on youtube by Keath Fenner, 35 year machinist. He made a big wrench to turn the plug and find the end of the wire in the hole. Pry the end of the wire out of the hole and turn the plug, makes the wire come out

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720nut

Welcome back BrentdOd:D. had been wondering what happened seeing how you and I had spoke a lot. Hope all turns around and your able to use that hand. Wife broke her arm and wrist a few years back and same problem assHXXX surgeon&:), anyway we had a Blown Modified Mini that she liked to drive and having to use that hand to steer best therapy we could find, she just used it and didn't think about paindOd. She would never have had use if not for tractor so don't give up.

As for the locking wire, Turn the end where you can get hold of or pry up wire, I used a pair of vise-grips and tapped a couple of them out works as long as small bend on wire doesn't strip out aluminum. I rebuilt mine and they are rather easy. Wire is 1/8" key material. I get back from driving school bus I'll take a picture or two and explain

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720nut

Here are two pictures of my cylinders

cyl 001.JPG

cyl 003.JPG

Little square is end of key, has 90* bend on end You should have a small tab bent up to get a hold of, if all works as should you will be able to turn it right out,if. I had a couple that messed up the hole in aluminum and had to get vise-grip on key and tap them to get out. I thought I still had old keys but must have thrown out. I didn't keep the part #'s for oil rings or seals? I guess I thought I'ld never need again, gonna start keeping that stuff. Scott at Daiuble Equipment in Ann Arbor mi. got parts for me, Simplicity dealer

57e062697b0b7_cyl001.JPG.c78d7d2b7e64c9ac703eea5cec447d10.JPG

57e062698ed51_cyl003.JPG.ec073d2afca5920d79fc90683a2da295.JPG

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blangkabel

Thanks for the replies, the hand is much better thank god; I was worried for a bit. I ended up using a small flat head and went under the wire pried up and turned cap, After 30 mins of vise grips and a hammer I finally got it out. For the seals I could not find anything that was the correct size so I ended up thinking outside the box... I found that an O ring for a Moen faucet works great. Hopefully the hydro oil wont eat it away, either way I needed it for the 6 plus inches of snow. I will get the correct seals when I do the other 3 cyl.

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