Common Problems And Solutions
If you use and maintain your equipment properly, it will give you many years of service. Follow the maintenance instructions carefully to keep your equipment in good working condition. Never perform any maintenance on the equipment while it is under a load.
If the moving parts of the equipment are obstructed, use cleaning solvent or another good degreaser to clean the equipment. Remove any existing rust with a penetrating lubricant.
How the Ram Operates
With release valve closed, an upward stroke of the jack handle draws oil from the reservoir tank into the plunger cavity. Hydraulic pressure holds the valve closed, which keeps the oil in the plunger cavity. A downward stroke of the jack handle releases oil into the cylinder, which forces the ram out. This extends the ram. When the ram reaches maximum extension, oil is bypassed back into the reservoir to prevent an over extended ram stroke and possible damage to the vérin. Opening the release valve allows oil to flow back into reservoir. This releases hydraulic pressure on the ram, which results in lowering the ram.
Storing the Ram
1. Fully Retract Ram after use.
2. Place the handle in the upright position.
3. Store in a dry location, recommended indoors.
Note: If the press is stored outdoors, be sure to lubricate all parts before and after use to ensure the press stays in good working condition.