Ever felt that you are in a fix with your Bobcat 863 steering problems? Well, we have got a cure for all your troubles. Read on to know the possible causes, present status and probable solutions so that you can steer clear of any unexpected troubles related to the steering system of your Bobcat 863.
Check the hydraulic oil level
Do not attempt this procedure unless you are a qualified, trained technician. This operation is potentially dangerous if the machine is running or moving.
To check hydraulic fluid on Bobcat skid steer, park the machine on a flat surface and engage the parking brake. Make sure that all controls are in neutral position. Turn the engine off and remove the key from the ignition.
Unlock and open the hood, locate the hydraulic oil reservoir. Remove the dipstick from the reservoir and wipe it with a clean rag. Insert it back into the reservoir and remove again to check for oil level. It should be between “add” and “full” level indicators on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil through dipstick tube.
Have a mechanic bleed hydraulic oil lines
I have been fighting this same problem for the last 6 months – I have changed the filter twice and it made no difference. I found this site today – I am going to change the filter again (3rd time) and try what you suggested. Hope it works.
I would like to add that I think the problem is in the check valve between the pump and tank. The bobcat pumps the fluid out of the tank fine, but won’t pump back into the tank until you prime it. The only way to prime it is to loosen one of the lines coming from the tank so air will come out. If you don’t get all of the air out and close it off, it will stop pumping again.
The check valve may be letting air into the system, which makes a mess, but does not seem to hurt anything except my nerves trying to clean it up!
Replacing the hydraulic oil filter in your Bobcat skid steer loader is a simple procedure
Replacing bobcat 863 hydraulic oil filter in your Bobcat skid steer loader is a simple procedure. If you own a Bobcat 863, you will have to do this after every 400 hours of use. You can find the 863’s hour meter on the right side of the instrument panel. However, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the location of the hydraulic reservoir and filter before you begin.
Before replacing your Bobcat 863 hydraulic oil filter, be sure to find its location first. The hydraulic fluid reservoir and filter in the Bobcat 863 are located on top of the right-hand front wheel well of the machine. The hydraulic oil filter can then be found beside the hydraulic fluid reservoir.
To replace your Bobcat 863 hydraulic oil filter, follow these steps:
1) Make sure that you park your Bobcat 863 on a level surface and engage your parking brake
2) Left side door should be opened first and then open right side door to prevent tipping
3) Open cap for hydraulic oil reservoir and warm up engine for 3 minutes
4) Locate drain plug for hydraulic oil reservoir and remove it
5) Allow all of the old oil to drain out completely
6) Close drain plug
Check the fluid level on each side of the front axle
To check the bobcat 863 fluid level on each side of the front axle, you need to follow several steps:
1. Install a front bucket on the loader arms and float the bucket on the ground.
2. Fully extend the loader arms as far forward as they will go and lock them in place.
3. Start the engine and set the parking brake.
4. Let the engine idle for three minutes or until it warms up to normal operating temperature.
5. Turn all auxiliary hydraulic functions off and raise the loader arms up, with no load, to their highest position and lock them there, using the locking levers located at their base.
6. Open both rear access doors on the Bobcat 863, which is located behind each seat in the cab.
7. Locate the sight glass windows on each side of the front axle and remove any dirt from around them with a small brush or cloth.
8. Use an eye dropper to add hydraulic fluid through either side’s sight glass window until it reaches exactly halfway between “Full” and “Add” on its dipstick scale (located inside of each window).
You will want to perform annual maintenance on your skid steer loader to avoid problems with it
In fact, if you have purchased a new one, you will have some maintenance work to do right away. This maintenance schedule is designed for those who have already purchased a new one and also those who have an older model.
You will have to make sure that you have all of the parts that you need in order to get started. The first thing that you should do is take a look at your engine. If it has been neglected, then you will need to replace it. You can find many companies online that sell replacement parts for these machines.
If there are any leaks or cracks on the body of the machine, then you will want to repair them immediately. It is important to prevent further damage from happening. You should also make sure that the oil level is sufficient for your vehicle. Make sure that all of the fluids are full and not half full before starting up your machine again.
After all of the repairs are done, you can start working on your skid steer loader again. As soon as it starts up, check for any leaks or cracks on the body of the machine again before beginning work on your motor once again.