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    Default 1970 case skidsteer

    i have a 1970 case skidsteer it runs the bucket works fine but it barely moves and locks right up when you try to turn any ideas
    thanks bill

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    Default Re: 1970 case skidsteer

    With Skid Steers there could be many problems that will cause this problem. With mine (bobcat 741) I was thinking that I had lost the hydrostatic pump as mine would creep and after about a half hour wouldn't turn, move forward or backwards but the bucket worked fine. I can do most work myself but this required the dealer to troubleshoot. I haven't got it back but it looks like in my case it's a plugged hydraulic filter. If your machine as many hours try replacing filter and maybe flush your hydraulic fluid. After that you will probably want to contact your dealer or a reputable service center for further ideas.

    Good luck.
    2008 JD 5103, FEL, 6' Frontier, 6' HD boxblade, 7' Landscape rake, More impliments to come, Bobcat (clark) 742 SS.

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    Grump; got a model #?

    Some of the 70s Cases had clucthes as opposed to hydrostatic drive. The ones with the clucthes can be identified by a large rectangular cover between the wheels.

    If your machine had parking brakes, that could cause some problems also.

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    Default Re: 1970 case skidsteer

    The machine model number is a 1537. It does have the rectangular cover between the wheels. what do you recomend doing from here?

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    Case Skid Steers (Uni-Loaders) Historical Specifications

    Sorry I didn't pick up on your post. Above is some historical data for Case machines

    My experience is/was with a 1740 which was about the same vintage. 1740 is a
    40 HP diesel. The 1740 was a strong machine and was pretty much bullet
    proof, but hard to work on. I would expect the the 1537 to be similiar on
    the drive components. It will have a forward and reverse clucth on each
    side. (4 total) Those clutches will be directly under those large nuts on
    the rectangular cover between the wheels. We made a plate copied from the
    rectangular cover but with acess for adjusting the clutches. The purpose of
    the plates was to hold the clutches in proper alignment for the adjustment.
    The 1740's variable speed was a reeves drive set up with the wide belt and a
    hydraulic control on the reeves drive. The variable on the smaller HP
    machines may have been manual as opposed to hydraulic. The hydraulic system
    reservoir on the 1740 was also encased in these drive covers and was also
    connected between the sides with a steel equalizing line. This acted as a
    hydraulic reservoir and a lubrication system for all the encased chains and
    clutches. I no longer have access to a manual. As I remember the 1740 it
    had pipe plugs for low and hi level marks. Would need to allow time for
    equalizing after adding hydraulic oil.

    If I were troubleshooting this system I would start by looking directly
    under the foot floor plate to make sure the variable drive is working
    correctly. Can run the machine without the floor board if very careful. You
    should find a right angle gearbox connected directly to the motor. Coming
    out of the gear box will be the hydraulic pump on one side with the variable
    drive on the other. I always thought the variable drive set up was a bit
    fragile. If all is well under the floorboard then it may be time to look at
    the clucthes. There are chains running all over the place once those covers
    come off so if chains are removed draw or take pictures to be able to get
    everything back together.

    There was a parking brake on the 1740 but was disconnected so I don't know
    how it operated. This might also be something to check.

    Be forwarned that a young helper with arms that bend in all directions will
    be helpful, if not essential. There is nothng easy about getting to these
    components. The 1740 had skid plates and their removal may allow better
    access to some of the components. Skid removal will defitely make cleaning
    easier if required. Good luck and feel free to ask specific questions.
    I'm operating on memory and that is poor to say tthe least.

    Jim Booth

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    Does anyone know the part number on the drive belt for a case 1537 or have you crossed referenced it to a snowmobile belt?
    Hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by starfire9 View Post
    Does anyone know the part number on the drive belt for a case 1537 or have you crossed referenced it to a snowmobile belt?
    Hammer
    We were able to get Case parts for a 1740 which is around the same vintage from Coleman Equipment Bonner Springs KS. a couple years ago. Their on line parts pages only go back to the later "18" series, but they were able to supply the parts we needed. Their phone # is 913-422-3040. You can also access their website by just typing in colemanequip. I would guess that a belt also might be obtained at one of the power transmission company. The drive belt system on these machines is essentially a "Reeves drive". Below is an address for IBT in Mount Vernon IL.

    Mt. Vernon601 S 10th St Mount Vernon, IL 62864Phone: 618-244-5353 Email: ibt14@ibtinc.com
    Last edited by jbooth; 01-31-2014 at 11:50 AM.

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