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Smiffer
04-12-2017, 05:56 PM
I have a shore-mate hydraulic lift that is about 8 years old. In the 3 years I've had it I've done nothing really as far as maintenance. I thinking at the very least I need to flush the system and put new fluid in. But a) I have no idea how to do that b) I'm assuming it's special fluid since it's used not by water and I also don't have a clue what type of fluid or where to get it. Am hoping someone here has experience doing this.

04 Star Rider
04-12-2017, 07:06 PM
Vegetable oil. Environmentally safe

Miss Rita
04-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Behold the power of Google:

http://www.shoremaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Owners-Manual-Hyd-Inst-2014-Model.pdf

Smiffer
04-13-2017, 11:50 AM
Behold the power of Google:

http://www.shoremaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Owners-Manual-Hyd-Inst-2014-Model.pdf

Am I missing it? I don't see anywhere in that PDF that it details how to change the hydraulic fluid.

Smiffer
04-13-2017, 11:54 AM
The power of Youtube has the answer though. Not sure how I missed this video when searching the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIXmYBLZ_dc

XC500mod
04-13-2017, 02:20 PM
i just talked to shore mate about getting some new fluid a couple days ago. it's biodegradeble hydraulic oil. i got some from a local lift dealer near my home.

slalomjunkie
04-13-2017, 02:51 PM
i just talked to shore mate about getting some new fluid a couple days ago. it's biodegradeble hydraulic oil. i got some from a local lift dealer near my home.

Hydraulic pistons are amazingly heavier than they look. Get a 2nd set of hands and a plan to remove from water to eliminate / reduce the amount of oil spillage.

Good luck and post pics of the project