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'78 222. I was out spreading some gravel a few weeks ago with the plow on the front of my 222. I was dropping it down far enough just to take the weight of the tractor off of the front wheels. I could drive around and it would hold that position without any problem. Unfortunately I hit a big rock in the ground and the blade caught, lifting the tractor up in the air pretty high, likely over-stroking the cylinder. After that, the hydraulics wouldn't hold. I'd drive the blade to the ground and it would lift the tractor, but as soon as i let go of the lever the hydraulics bled off and the tractor dropped back to the ground. If I hold the lever, the hydraulics will hold the blade down. Did possibly over-stroking the cylinder blow a seal or even ruin the cylinder? Or could it be something else?
 

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If there is no external leaks you probably just blew the piston seal. No biggie and a cheap fix too. Plus you will have a like new cylinder when your done!
Thanks! I've never done one so I wasn't sure how hard or involved it would be. I'll be buying new trip springs or some type of chain to keep it from stroking so far again.
 
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