I just bought a 955 with a 70A loader. Within about 20 minutes of getting it home, the left bucket cylinder started leaking like crazy! I pulled the cylinder off and when I took it apart I found that the inner seal that rubs on the rod was in terrible shape. The surface that wipes the rod was torn therefore not sealing at all. When I really started looking at the rod, I saw several places where there are what I would call "dings" in it's surface. It almost looks like some goofball wrapped a chain around it and it left marks and indentations. I smoothed all the ridges with a file followed by sandpaper. It seems like the rod is fairly smooth with no raised spots, but I am not sure how forgiving the inner seals are. I am new to hydraulics, and tractors in general, but I am hoping I don't have to buy a new rod. Anyone out there have an opinion, thanks.