This hose change affects the HLRG series Root and HLSG series Scrap Grapple buckets. The current hose length allows the hoses to rub on the cylinder cover, causing premature failure. To correct this situation, Woods will be replacing all hoses on these units. Any unit shipped prior to 10/16/2012 will need the new hoses.
ORDERINGFour (4) replacement hoses (#1034600) are required to correct this issue. Please order online, fax, or contact Woods Dealer Services at 800-319-6637 (option 1).
Please make sure the replacement hoses are installed and restrained with plastic zip ties per the illustration below. Failure to do so may cause the hoses to become pinched when the grapple is opened.
Customers - Please contact your closest Woods Dealer for assistance
Woods Dealers - To receive credit for costs (parts, labor, and freight), simply submit a warranty claim online. Go to your Woods dealer home page and click on the "Product Registrations & Warranty" link in the upper right corner.
If you have any questions concerning this bulletin, please contact Woods Technical Service at 800-319-6637 (option 3).