I registered on this forum to ask these questions.
Asked on yesterdays & todays tractor, but no mutual long 1199B owners there.
I have a Long 1199B 3PH class I and Class II hitch 12" reach backhoe. It was made in @ 1994, and is in good + condition. No wear on pins. Has 23" bucket with new teeth. I has the original PTO pump replaced with a Prince model. I use it with a 68 Ford 4000 4x4.
Problem summary. Boom lift cylinder leaks around packing (not seal). Leaked when I got it, fixed, used it 5 hours and it began to leak again. Discovered that problem is if boom is raised to max, it empties fluid in that cylinder, and ram ends smack, and it contacts the seal end (aluminum) and distorts the lock ring groove and loosens the outside packing. Ok, now I now the problem. Issue is avoiding that (can do).
So I have two questions:
1. Found on the internet the fluid is type A (obsolete) which most say is now type F. This is unsubstantiated by reading an actual manual. Sorta internet hearsay till then. Mine came with tractor mulitpower hydralic fluid. Filter is NAPA 1453. So will it work better with tranny fluid? Don't post your "of course use what the book says forum answer" - Please provide reasonable argument for a complete flush, which will require twice the capacity tranny fluid or every cylinder removed, dumped and re-install. No EZ task or low cost solution. Quoting from a Long 1199B manual welcomed. Seals are holding with mulipower fluid, good power.
2. It fills from the breather in the top of 4" square shaped in a triangle tubing, but full to breather is obviously too much. Is there a check plug or measurement? Procedure for filling to right level?
3. I do not have a manual, canNOT find one to buy, have offered $50 to pay for a copy or scan, but yet do not possess one.
If you have or have had one of these 3PH backhoes, I'd certainly appreciate the feedback.