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Old 06-03-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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Filling hydraulic fluid tank

I have a CC 38RD, I need to fill the hydraulic tank, but the tank is so close to the top of the compartment that a funnel will not work. Any ideas out there other then some sort of pump, which I don't have.

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Old 06-03-2015, 05:42 PM   #2
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Funnel with a long tube. Turkey baster. Drill pump. Used em all and all work.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:12 AM   #3
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Turkey baster with about an 8" of 1/2" O.D. tubing on the end.

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Old 06-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
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Hydraulic tank ?? What is that and where ?? We have a 36CKTS. Thank you


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Old 06-04-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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Hydraulic tank ?? What is that and where ?? We have a 36CKTS. Thank you


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I believe the OP means hydraulic RESERVOIR.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:44 PM   #6
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I am sorry I still don't know what it is, I would like to find out if it is something we should be checking in ours. Thank you


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Old 06-04-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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I am sorry I still don't know what it is, I would like to find out if it is something we should be checking in ours. Thank you


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No problem. Yes,you should check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. There should be refill and full lines for reference on the reservoir.

Also,the fluid level will be less than full when all of your slides and leveling (if you have them) hydraulic actuators are extended due to the fluid being used to extend them.

Your owners manual should have additional information.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:06 PM   #8
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I am sorry I still don't know what it is, I would like to find out if it is something we should be checking in ours. Thank you


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I'm sorry - I didn't read your reply fully. The reservoir (or tank) is the holding container for your hydraulic fluid.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:27 PM   #9
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Same problem so I went to a auto parts store and bought a pump that lowers the oil low enough to empty most of it. Worth the time it took.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:44 PM   #10
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Any automotive supply store will sell you a suction tool.
To add fluid, in this case hydraulic, you would fill the suction tool by pulling the handle and filling the suction tool.
Place a ground cloth beneath the area you are workin in.
Put the end of the nozzle into the hydraulic tank/container and push the T-handle to force the hydraulic fluid out of the suction tool into the hydraulic tank.
This tool can also be used to top off the differential axles, rear and forwars whenever you cannot put a funnel or do not have easy access.
Upon completing use of this suction tool, hang with the T-handle up and allow fluid in the suction tool to drain so that the next time you go to use the tool you do not find it standing in a pool of fluid.
You can use this tool to suction water.
Caution, if you use this tool to pull water out of some existing location and then flush the water out, remember to spray WD-40 into the suction tool after use otherwise the next time you go to use the tool it will be inoperative due to rust. I speak from experience.
They are inexpensive but when you need one they are priceless.
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