Working on the skid steer


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    Working on the skid steer

    Post by willowbilly3 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:08 pm

    We have an ancient John Deere skid steer. It's a model 90 with an air cooler twin, probably a Kohler. I got all the stuff to service it and decided to see why it's been marking it's spot lately. Found hard pipes in the belly rusted. 4 inches of oily mud and pine needles in the belly, got it up on some rails so I can get the belly plates off. JD parts obsolete so I had some hoses made up. rained all day so I never got the nasty little shit back together.

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    Re: Working on the skid steer

    Post by AlleyCat on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:36 am

    Good luck with that mess. Anything that involves skid plates is usually a royal pain in the ass.

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    Re: Working on the skid steer

    Post by hardtailjohn on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:35 am

    All ya gotta do is let me run it for a couple minutes, it'll be on it's nose and easy to access all that stuff on the belly, standing up! I hate those things!!!!

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    Re: Working on the skid steer

    Post by Admin on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:22 am

    one of oberlin's tractor dealers was a distributor for the bobcats when they arrived on the scene back in the 70's--one of his sons nearly had to go to the hospital after that thing finally let go of him--hydraulic valves and kill switch malfucshuned affraid it just kept buckin--he was pretty close to knocked out when the dang thing finally quit--this weren't no sissy boy either--3 time state champ wrestler--i ran a john deere one time--i thought the controls were very user friendly compared to some other brands i had been on--it really depends on how the pump is set---here in ardville a guy i worked with got his foot and leg crushed by a bobcat otj--the operator is/was a good operator--lousy maintenance--he is being compensated, but not out of the goodness of the company heart

    well that's all i got--later

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