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Experience:  manager at White Eagle Ag and Truck Services
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I have a Bx22 compact tractor that was not run for about 2

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I have a Bx22 compact tractor that was not run for about 2 years. I live in Myrtle beach and got it out to use for clean up during hurricane Mathew. It blew a hose going to the loader after a couple of hours so i went and got a replacement. It lost some hydraulic fluid and I wasnt sure exactly how much and could not locate the reservoir so I called someone that supposedly knew where it was. I sent them a pic of under the seat and they told me that it was the small red plug. I added a little bit at a time thinking it was the right place only to find out later that it was actually the VENT PLUG. Anyway, it blew 2 more hoses going to the loader after that and then 1 or 2 going to the steering wheel. I feel like an idiot and havent called the Kubota dealer yet but it looks like the steering hoses are going to be tough one's to get to. I guess my question is how much if any damage was done by putting the fluid into the vent ? Thanks
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JA: Anything else you want the agriculture mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just would like to know how much damage I did by putting the fluid in the vent if any.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  John Oliver replied 9 months ago.

good afternoon my name is ***** ***** damage should have occured because the vent is just an open space for air to excape from the resevoir. what i would be more worried about would be all these blown hoses you are accuring. my first thought is that your pump output has gotten out of adjustment. i would for sure have the dealer do a pressure test on this thing

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks ... I kinda thought that the fluid poured into the vent would eventually have to find its way to the resevoir. I was also told that letting it sit unused for a couple of years could be the reason for the hoses blowing but I will get it to the dealer.
Expert:  John Oliver replied 9 months ago.

its possible that it's the cause but unless these hoses are super weathered they shouldn't be doing that. i would sooner say that there is a valve stuck and the hydraulic pressures are going above the rated spec for the system