OK. I’ll admit it - last winter I broke the hydraulic hoses clean off my snow blade by backing up a little too far without disconnecting them.
The hoses on the blade AND the loader were replaced by the dealer, and today for the first time I needed to hook up and plow snow. But there is no way in heck I could connect them to each other. First of all, I noticed the dust caps on the male ends on the blade hoses were jammed on very tightly, and hard to remove - had to use a channel-lock to twist them off.
I made sure to decompress the hydraulic oil by moving the joystick around (engine off), and pressing in the male and female connectors to bleed a little oil from both sets of tubing. The connector male ends will go into females, but only in so far and will not “lock in place”.
So... is it possible they are the right diameter but the wrong length? Is that possible?
I wrote down the following inscribed on the edges of the connectors:
Blade “Faster NV 12 - 12SAEM - 01G”
Loader “Faster 3CNV08 F12DE”