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Old 01-11-2015, 02:30 PM   #11
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I getting ready to go south for the winter with my Wildcat. I have 3 hydraulic slides that I have concern for using it during the extreme cold. We are packing up at below zero and need to open and close daily so the snow doesn't interfere the closing. Will the hydraulic oil get to heavy in the cold to put stress on the system? The oil weight in engines are adjusted to temps, is hydraulic the same?

I have 4 hyd. slides and don't have any problem getting them in, but you could go up and clean the slides before closing to make sure no ice is there also that would bind up the slide going in. I think hyd. oil is less than 5wt. oil so no prob. The only problem i had with them is the factory didn't put in the req. amt. of 50 amp breakers and it put too much stress on the one that it failed in 6mos. so i put in 2 50a the wat it should have been done at the factory.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:23 PM   #12
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I have 4 hyd. slides and don't have any problem getting them in, but you could go up and clean the slides before closing to make sure no ice is there also that would bind up the slide going in. I think hyd. oil is less than 5wt. oil so no prob. The only problem i had with them is the factory didn't put in the req. amt. of 50 amp breakers and it put too much stress on the one that it failed in 6mos. so i put in 2 50a the wat it should have been done at the factory.
I'm glad to hear that the oil is light enough to function the hydraulics in the cold.
I know about the snow on the sliders. Last fall I took out a chair to be replaced and let the slides open till I brought back the new chair. It snowed and froze before I returned. I had to run hot water over all three slides to get the snow and ice off so it would close.
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