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  • FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    Quite simple really, just a quick question . I was down the yard today when I got a call from the Missus on the firewood end of the business. The Manitou’s got a bust grab hose, the section which runs down inside the boom. I would really appreciate your wisdom and experience on the simplest way to change these pipes, if it involves removing the boom I’ll do all 4!

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    We did one a few weeks back and changed all 6 pipes and yessiree it was boom out job was an older model mind. Not much hose left off a 50m reel of 1/2″ hose. Iirc it was heavy duty metric inserts used too 4 straight male 6 straight female and 2 elbows

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    oh yeah, course its 6, forgot about the crowd there for a minute. Mine is mid nineties, i’ve been thinking it through, the pipes must run around roller guides internally, could you tie a rope on one end, pull the pipe through, leave the rope in, make up the new pipe, tie the rope on, pull the pipe through?

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    You had a series 1 then a pig of a machine, hate them.

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    They will be a two pipes joined side by side (like a siamese twin if you like) so your best bet is to buy genuine replacements. I have done them on 628 artic, 628 rigid and 735 rigid machines and you don’t need to take the booms out to do it.
    Genuine ones aren’t that dear actually and they are guaranteed to have the angled fittings crimped on at exactly the right angle.
    Tie some string or rope to the old pipes when you pull them out. Leave the rope in the boom and use it to pull the new pipes in with.
    Getting them over the top of the neck of the boom is the hard part but it is do-able.

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    Ok thanks Spotty, thats pretty much what I thought, where the hell would you go to get genuine pipes though?? Glad I asked the question now, I would never have thought of siamese pipes.

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    You said you had clark hurth axles last time we spoke so you have a series 3 which is a completely different set up on the boom pipes and much better and easier. (a series 2 is same sort of set up to series 3)

    You do not need to remove the boom, instead remove the air cleaner panel in the engine bay to access the back of the boom.
    Extend the boom about 4 or 5″.

    undo the pipes on the tilt ram, undo the curved pipes under the boom were they join the steel pipes. remove the clamps that sit inside the front of the boom.

    Tie a long piece of string to the pipes at the tilt ram end then pull the curved end out and you will have to feed the pipes up the side of the tilt ram and possibly pull from the back too. replace in the same way, the new pipes may get stuck at the swan neck/tilt ram and worst case you will have to knock the tilt ram pin out and drop the ram 6 or 8 inches to get the pipes though in the right place. (they go though a looped bracket up inside the swan neck that’s were they get stuck)

    They are a twined hose glued down the middle in a pair with a 180deg bend on the one end. yes they are expensive but always go genuine don’t try to repair them or make your own. as they are in a pair you will only need to by one aux and one tilt so not 4 indivual hoses. I would also replace the clamps in the boom if even slightly iffy. and make sure the wear pads in the back of the boom have not fallen off or worn out which can cause the hoses to fail.

    The Manitou part number for the hoses should be stamped in the ferrule of the hose 6 digit number, do also check this against the serial number of the machine though I got court out once order the same part number that was fitted to the machine which I didn’t know some one had been there before and fitted the wrong hoses which were about 5 inches to long

    Edit sorry so long between my posts not the fastest at typing

    Re: FAO “Ace” – question regarding my 626T boom pipes

    You said you had clark hurth axles last time we spoke so you have a series 3 which is a completely different set up on the boom pipes and much better and easier. (a series 2 is same sort of set up to series 3)

    You do not need to remove the boom, instead remove the air cleaner panel in the engine bay to access the back of the boom.
    Extend the boom about 4 or 5″.

    undo the pipes on the tilt ram, undo the curved pipes under the boom were they join the steel pipes. remove the clamps that sit inside the front of the boom.

    Tie a long piece of string to the pipes at the tilt ram end then pull the curved end out and you will have to feed the pipes up the side of the tilt ram and possibly pull from the back too. replace in the same way, the new pipes may get stuck at the swan neck/tilt ram and worst case you will have to knock the tilt ram pin out and drop the ram 6 or 8 inches to get the pipes though in the right place. (they go though a looped bracket up inside the swan neck that’s were they get stuck)

    They are a twined hose glued down the middle in a pair with a 180deg bend on the one end. yes they are expensive but always go genuine don’t try to repair them or make your own. as they are in a pair you will only need to by one aux and one tilt so not 4 indivual hoses. I would also replace the clamps in the boom if even slightly iffy. and make sure the wear pads in the back of the boom have not fallen off or worn out which can cause the hoses to fail.

    The Manitou part number for the hoses should be stamped in the ferrule of the hose 6 digit number, do also check this against the serial number of the machine though I got court out once order the same part number that was fitted to the machine which I didn’t know some one had been there before and fitted the wrong hoses which were about 5 inches to long

    Edit sorry so long between my posts not the fastest at typing

    Ace, dont apologise, that is definitely ace, cheers, yes it is a series 3 your memory is good. In my area is there anyone you would recommend to supply the pipes? Or can I buy them from you? chassis 106524 according to the v5 but I will check on the m,achine in daylight tomorrow.

    Quite simple really, just a quick question . I was down the yard today when I got a call from the Missus on the firewood end of the business. The Manitou’s got a bust grab hose, the section which runs down inside the boom. I would really appreciate your wisdom and experience on the simplest way to change these pipes, if it involves removing the boom I’ll do all 4!