I replaced an elbow fitting on the lifting piston for my plow and have discovered that it hits the frame when it lifts all the way up. Now my new fitting is bent and leaking just like the old one. Anyone know if the fittings can point down instead of up? There seems to be very little clearance both ways but wondering how everyone else's are set up.
Also does anyone know the thread size for the piston? I need to replace the elbow again and would like to go to a local hydraulic shop instead of JD as they are pretty expensive there.
I also bought a replacement piston ($90)on amazon and it leaked from the welds, they're sending me a replacement but thought I'd mention it incase anyone's thinking about trying them out. Will update when I get the replacement on and see if it leaks too.