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    Default Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    Hey folks, tell me some possible causes for this:

    Friend of mine has an OLD Bobcat (Not sure the model #) but it was made before the computerized days. He told me today that he used it 2-3 days ago and it was fine. Went to it this morning and the thing will not move. Lift arms work fine but won't pull on either side in either direction. I asked him if the sticks had the same feel to him and he said that they felt different to him. Said he raised the cab and checked for leaks/linkage trouble anything obvious and found nothing. I told him I'd run it by you folks to see if we could come up with anything. I'll have a look at it tomorrow and check model number. Any other numbers/info that would help in the search for this problem?

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    Kelly

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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman2011 View Post
    Hey folks, tell me some possible causes for this:

    Friend of mine has an OLD Bobcat (Not sure the model #) but it was made before the computerized days. He told me today that he used it 2-3 days ago and it was fine. Went to it this morning and the thing will not move. Lift arms work fine but won't pull on either side in either direction. I asked him if the sticks had the same feel to him and he said that they felt different to him. Said he raised the cab and checked for leaks/linkage trouble anything obvious and found nothing. I told him I'd run it by you folks to see if we could come up with anything. I'll have a look at it tomorrow and check model number. Any other numbers/info that would help in the search for this problem?

    Thanks

    Kelly
    How long is a piece of string?

    The model # and serial # would certainly be a good start.

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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    Quote Originally Posted by aarcr View Post
    How long is a piece of string?
    Twice the distance from the center to the end.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdchyd View Post
    Twice the distance from the center to the end.......
    Good answer!

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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    start by checking all the safety devices.

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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    Even if you don't know the model number can you describe the machine a bit more i.e. gas, diesel etc. There are a couple of places to check for the model number (inside left lift arm tower, cab raised on front of pump etc.)
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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    If the sticks feel different then he really needs to check the oil levels, charge pump may be bad or the tandem piston pumps may be compromised......

    He's gonna need some documentation on that unit to properly diagnose.....a service manual from Bobcat may be worth the investment to get a good handle on the problem.......especially troubleshooting the hydrostat trans/pump and charge pressures.......
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    Default Re: Old Bobcat skidsteer won't move

    Hey folks and thanks for replies. It don't matternow because he bought another one. He changed filters and a few other atempts at a fix but no go. For the record its a diesel.

    Thanks folks

    Kelly

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