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Old 10-30-2014, 01:46 PM   #11
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If they are gear driven, have you greased them? Look near the top front of the legs. There should be two grease fittings on each leg.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #12
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I have a big rig also with slow landing gear. Was told this was normal for the size. Was also told I could add a second motor to assist. Decided to stay with the normal slowness and not add another motor witch could become another problem. I do, however, connect the power to my TV before I go up or down with the rig. The motor will drain your batteries. I also have a generator with I might fire up and use instead of hooking up to the TV. Happy Pulling.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:23 PM   #13
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If they are gear driven, have you greased them? Look near the top front of the legs. There should be two grease fittings on each leg.
I could not spot a grease fitting on either leg of my rig. Maybe a pic would point me in the right direction.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:32 PM   #14
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Look inside your front storage compartment. If your landing gear is gear driven, you'll have a motor and gear box on one leg and a shaft made of square tubing that connects o the opposite leg. Look below the motor. The grease fittings are on the square housing. Hard to see as they are painted black. If the legs are hydraulic, there won't be any fittings

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Old 11-01-2014, 04:36 PM   #15
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I had one of those single motor setups with the square tube running from one side to the other - that also had a plastic gear box that was starting to fall apart. It would wobble up and down as well as the motor itself. Bought a much heavier duty Bulldog system with a motor on each leg (same size as the single on the old one) for around $340 delivered and installed it myself. Had to cut a small square hole in one side interior bulkhead and one to mount the new switch panel, but everything else was just wiring. I did add a locking thermostat cover over the switch panel, but that was all. Since I got the 7k lbs lift each leg set, they are slow, but I can lift the whole Montana if I want to.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #16
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Not sure how this thread got onto grease fittings and gears and such, when the question was concerning hydraulic landing system speed. Yes, the rams operate somewhat slow, but that is the nature of the system, which is part of it's strength. If the hydraulic ratio were to be changed to a higher flow rate, you would lose the power to raise the front of the rig. On ours, one ram moves down first until it contacts the ground, then the other does the same, and then the rig is lifted from the hitch. That is normal operation.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #17
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Not all landing gears jacks have grease fittings. Pry off the top cover on the right & left jack put some grease on the gears. I just went through this problem. It helped. But decided on getting second motor.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:50 AM   #18
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Thanks guys, it seems that it will just be slow. i was told they were hydraulic not electric but i guess i should check.
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