Posted 9/16/2020 21:08 (#8499732 - in reply to #8498971) Subject: RE: Hagie 284 questions
Check the metal frame and sheet metal under the tanks for rust and corrosion. I had to completely rebuild ours because the tank was in danger of falling off.
Check the hydraulic hoses for weak spots because I can tell you from experience its not much fun rolling down a big hill on a gravel road backwards when a hose breaks and you can't stop. As a side note to that you may want to make sure the park brake works... ours doesn't. I was able to steer into the ditch and get stopped before deciding to jump off!
Also if there are any air leaks in the fittings around the pump you can lose the prime because unless plum full the tanks set below the pump.