Hauler Maintenance

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I recently posted a thread asking for opinions if I should keep my hauler or go with an anchor ball. Received some great advice, 2100 views :eek: on the thread; decided I should keep it.

So I should ask how to maintain it. :confused: I didn't get a manual with it, its a hydroslave hydraulic hauler. The plates are rusty, can I wire brush and paint them? Only going to be using it for hauling the anchor, and would like to avoid replacing them.

There is a filter off one of the lines, how often should I replace that one? Don't know how many hours, same thing with the oil? Any advice on maintenance is appreciated.

Thanks, its the winter. Great time to ponder this stuff in prep for the spring.
 

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I recently posted a thread asking for opinions if I should keep my hauler or go with an anchor ball. Received some great advice, 2100 views :eek: on the thread; decided I should keep it.

So I should ask how to maintain it. :confused: I didn't get a manual with it, its a hydroslave hydraulic hauler. The plates are rusty, can I wire brush and paint them? Only going to be using it for hauling the anchor, and would like to avoid replacing them.

There is a filter off one of the lines, how often should I replace that one? Don't know how many hours, same thing with the oil? Any advice on maintenance is appreciated.

Thanks, its the winter. Great time to ponder this stuff in prep for the spring.

You could replace the steel plates with stainless plates and no more rust problems or remove the steel ones and wire wheel and paint them. They also make galvanized wear plates that go inside the plates so that would do away with some more of the rust but they still rust where the galvanize wears from the rope. I wouldn't worry to much about the filter but if you have the time change it, for rec use i'd think changing it once every couple of years would be fine. When you have the plates off make sure you get some grease on the motor shaft to keep rust from eating up the seal, in fact pull all bolts you can get to and grease up the threads so they will come out in the future.
 
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It's fairly easy once you get into it. Get some stainless plates and the liners like Steve said. I swapped out a pair while bringing in the last of my gear a couple of years ago, it was blowing 30 out of the North and I kept snapping lines since they would pop and yank out of the worn plates. About 10 minutes later we were back up and running. They take up no room really so you can carry an extra set like we do.

Make pretty awesome serving trays for nachos too, you just have to toss something over the center hole or find a container of dip that will slip in there.
 
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