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Old 09-17-2020, 04:57 PM   #1
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Telsla A28D Bucket Truck Hydralics Will Not Work


Found via Google an old article about other issues with Bucket Truck. Had some good answers for the problem the guy had.

This is a 98 model so it has been used a lot. Picked it up cheap. Worked good, then wife had surgery and It sat for 4 months. Boom will not move now. I have checked the electrical controls, Overides and control switches ect. They all seem to be flowing electric as they should. The boom does nothing. Hydralic pump is working. I am thinking it is low on Hydralic fluid. Sounds simple; I have been all over it and cannot find a fill point. There is a hydralic tank inside the trunk the boom sits on. Filter is directly over it. That tank has a plastic cap on it, when you take the cap off it appears to be only a vent. Got the Manuals on it. No where does it show how to add Hyd fluid. It says there is a sight glass on the boom but I dont find one. Goggled it an found no help there Help Please.
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:28 PM   #2
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If it was working before it was parked I doubt it's low on fluid, unless there's a puddle under it. Four months isn't that long of a time span. The cap you removed is probably the fill because most systems use a vented cap.
I suspect a rodent might have chewed a wire, or a bad control wire connection is more likely the problem.

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Found via Google an old article about other issues with Bucket Truck. Had some good answers for the problem the guy had.

This is a 98 model so it has been used a lot. Picked it up cheap. Worked good, then wife had surgery and It sat for 4 months. Boom will not move now. I have checked the electrical controls, Overides and control switches ect. They all seem to be flowing electric as they should. The boom does nothing. Hydralic pump is working. I am thinking it is low on Hydralic fluid. Sounds simple; I have been all over it and cannot find a fill point. There is a hydralic tank inside the trunk the boom sits on. Filter is directly over it. That tank has a plastic cap on it, when you take the cap off it appears to be only a vent. Got the Manuals on it. No where does it show how to add Hyd fluid. It says there is a sight glass on the boom but I dont find one. Goggled it an found no help there Help Please.

Take the vent off a dip the tank.

Could be a solenoid is stuck.
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