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bobcat 773 hydraulic line from filter to pump (?)

Coaldust

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I need to find out who made an aluminum suction "stinger" for a pump last week.

Got sent up with paper towels in the ends to keep it clean. Good thing I checked before putting it to use for the customer, was plumb full of metal from them cutting and threading it. Not to mention nothing deburred so was razer sharp. Ripped open a hole in a not even day old set of gloves
Furguson
 

Welder Dave

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Usually slightly longer is better than shorter but sometimes the factory hoses are too long and can rub on something.
 

tfran

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Oh man. I didn't even think about that! I should always be checking it and making sure he cleaned it out well before installing!!! :(
 

willie59

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Oh man. I didn't even think about that! I should always be checking it and making sure he cleaned it out well before installing!!! :(

Pretty common for hose shops to cut, crimp, and go. One should at least blow some air through the line to remove heavy debris from assembly. Cat hose shops typically run a cleaning sponge through hose assemblies that they make, but most independent shops don't
 

IceHole

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I never thought of doing that. I usually spray solvent or brake clean through them unless I trust they are clean.
 
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