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KTI Hydraulics, Inc. / Support  / How to perform the Bleed Cycle on your KTI Hydraulic Power Unit in 3 steps

How to perform the Bleed Cycle on your KTI Hydraulic Power Unit in 3 steps

1. Remove the breather cap with dip stick, so you may view the hydraulic fluid while operating the Hydraulic Power Unit.

a) Press the up button on the hand held remote pendant, to run the trailer bed up 1/3 of the way up. While running the bed up view the hydraulic fluid through the breather cap opening, you may see the fluid returning into the tank. If you see any air pockets or aeration of the fluid, please stop and allow the fluid to settle and continue to raise 1/3 of the way up.

b) Once you reach 1/3 of the way up, press the down button to return the trailer bed or deck to it fully seated position (down).

*Please insure that the fluid level does not get below half while running the power unit.

2. Press the up button on the hand held remote pendant, to run the trailer bed up 2/3 of the way up.

a) While running the bed up view the hydraulic fluid through the breather cap opening, you may see the fluid returning into the tank. If you see any air pockets or aeration of the fluid, please stop and allow the fluid to settle and continue to raise 2/3 of the way up.

b) Once you reach 2/3 of the way up, press the down button to return the trailer bed or deck to it fully seated position (down).

*Please insure that the fluid level does not get below half while running the power unit.

3. Press the up button on the hand held remote pendant, to run the trailer bed up to the end of the stroke.

a) While running the bed up view the hydraulic fluid through the breather cap opening, you may see the fluid returning into the tank. If you see any air pockets or aeration of the fluid, please stop and allow the fluid to settle, and then continue to raise the bed up to the end of the stroke.

b) Once you reach the full up position, press the down button to return the trailer bed or deck to it fully seated position (down).

*Please insure that the fluid level does not get below half while running the power unit.

You may have to repeat these 3 steps more than once to completely purge all of the air out of the system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.