View Full Version : bobcat starting issues..

12-02-2008, 08:52 PM
we have an 04 bobcat t200 with 1900 hrs.
today when my guy went to start it he said the lights blinked and there was a buzzing noise, but it would not turn over.... any ideas?

12-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Battery dead, battery shot, battery corroded, Battery wires jacked up... you have to look into it yourself to be sure:)

Gravel Rat
12-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Probably dirty battery connections if its buzzing. A dead battery wouldn't let anything buzz or light up.

If the battery is the original then its time for a new one. The life of a battery is usually 4 years even shorter when its subjected to bouncing around or viberation.

12-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Bad battery.

12-02-2008, 10:53 PM
by battery dead I ment less then 12 volts and you can jump it and its good to go, battery shot means it wont hold a charge...

CAT powered
12-02-2008, 10:59 PM
Machine's shot. Replace with CAT. :laugh:

Junior M
12-02-2008, 11:04 PM
Machine's shot. Replace with CAT. :laugh:
Nice, now I wont feel so bad for throwing in a sarcastic comment! :laugh:

This is how it should go, Machine is shot, sell Bobcat to me for very cheap, and replace with new Bobcat.. :laugh:

Gravel Rat
12-02-2008, 11:21 PM
If your alternator is putting out 13 amps or more then its the battery. If the alternator is putting out 12 volts the alternator is shot. A battery that is 4 years old is pretty much shot.

Put a hand crank on the engine and never worry about a dead battery again :laugh:

12-03-2008, 07:48 AM
thanks for the ideas.