BX2200 Hydraulic Hardline question

JeremyBX2200

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So a little while ago when I was spreading a bunch of gravel I notices that I was leaving small drips on the ground when lifting a full bucket. Finally got around to tracking down the leak. There is a pinhole leak in the center hardline in the picture right were it goes through the pillow block. It appears that over time the vibration caused the metal clamp to wear through the hardline. In other applications of these type of clamps I have always had a rubber insulator that went around the lines to prevent this, however there was not one on mine. Is it missing, or was it never there? Just figuring out if I can buy one or if I will have to rig something up.
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So a little while ago when I was spreading a bunch of gravel I notices that I was leaving small drips on the ground when lifting a full bucket. Finally got around to tracking down the leak. There is a pinhole leak in the center hardline in the picture right were it goes through the pillow block. It appears that over time the vibration caused the metal clamp to wear through the hardline. In other applications of these type of clamps I have always had a rubber insulator that went around the lines to prevent this, however there was not one on mine. Is it missing, or was it never there? Just figuring out if I can buy one or if I will have to rig something up.
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That is standard Kubota design - no insulator.

Dan
 
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JeremyBX2200

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The leak should braze right up.

Dan
I have my torch, but would have to go get some supplies to braze it.

The line looked a little kinked/flat on the bottom.

New line is only $20 and I am not in the middle of a tractor project so I will probably just go with a new one
 

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Flat rubber roofing makes good line protectors when wrapped around the line and held in place with wire ties.
 
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If you don't have flat rubber roofing you could try a piece of inner tube. A cheap bicycle inner tube would probably suffice.
 
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I have my torch, but would have to go get some supplies to braze it.

The line looked a little kinked/flat on the bottom.

New line is only $20 and I am not in the middle of a tractor project so I will probably just go with a new one
At $20 its not worth firing up a torch.

Dan
 
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