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cat2
03-07-2009, 09:06 PM
I noticed that my front wheel bearing is leaking, must be the seal. And the hydraulic cylinder is leaking a little. This the very first break down on this machine. Anyone else have wheel bearings leak before? Monday i'll have to call bobcat and order a seal

YellowDogSVC
03-07-2009, 10:11 PM
nope on the seal. cylinders, yes. usually rebuild or just buy new and keep the old one for parts or scrap

bobcat_ron
03-07-2009, 10:34 PM
It's an omen of things to come.................

Junior M
03-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Oh great, that really helped out the whole Bobcats suck thing.. :hammerhead: :laugh:

CAT powered
03-07-2009, 10:52 PM
Junior we don't need any more evidence Bobcat is Bobcrap. That's already been proven by every machine that rolls out of the Bobcrap plant.

Not to hijack the thread from the OP, but I like your sig quote, JR.

Junior M
03-07-2009, 10:56 PM
Junior we don't need any more evidence Bobcat is Bobcrap. That's already been proven by every machine that rolls out of the Bobcrap plant.

Not to hijack the thread from the OP, but I like your sig quote, JR.
:laugh: :laugh:

Thanks, a guy named Skynrd on here told me that, really helped me make a choice on what I want to do...

SellingIron
03-07-2009, 11:57 PM
Cat2, Are you running solid tires? If not hour many hours on the machine?

turboawd
03-08-2009, 12:02 AM
first make sure the cylinder fluid isnt dripping down on the axle shaft.

then i'd raise said wheel and check for play in the wheel bearings, before you assume its just the seal.

cat2
03-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Cat2, Are you running solid tires? If not hour many hours on the machine?





825 hours, still have the tires that came with it on

cat2
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
first make sure the cylinder fluid isnt dripping down on the axle shaft.

then i'd raise said wheel and check for play in the wheel bearings, before you assume its just the seal.





The cylinder fluid is not leaking on the axle.



I did and the wheel it tight

mrsops
03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
825 hours, still have the tires that came with it on

825 hours on the machine and thats the first problem.. I would say thats not bad at all

tbi
03-08-2009, 02:12 PM
It's an omen of things to come.................

You still sound like a broken record and Abbotsford called. They want their village idiot back.:dizzy:

bobcat_ron
03-08-2009, 03:05 PM
You still sound like a broken record and Abbotsford called. They want their village idiot back.:dizzy:

825 hours and things are breaking down, you would expect those kinds of issues out of a better built machine at around 4000 hours, not 800.


And Abbotsford has their own group of villiage idiots already, they are called the UN Gang.

mrsops
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
You still sound like a broken record and Abbotsford called. They want their village idiot back.:dizzy:

TBI glad to see you back

cat2
03-08-2009, 03:59 PM
What size is that big nut in the middle of the wheel? The wheel bearings get their oil from the chain case correct? Because i see that the hydraulic sight glass is empty now

SellingIron
03-08-2009, 10:07 PM
825 hours is not that much.. What year and model is it?? Also, having the sight glass empty is not that big of a deal. I have had new units low on fluid and I added just a pint to fill the sight glass. If you are low on hyd. oil, The hydraulics will start to act up on you.

tallrick
03-09-2009, 11:57 AM
If a Bobcat has bearing problems at less than 2,000 hours I would say that is a bad thing. Generally, a rule of thumb is that the axle seals and bearings last 4 tire replacements or more. If you are leaking only when running it is not that big of a deal. Leaking while parked is typically only from old, worn out bearings that tear out the seal. Jack it up and wiggle the tire to see if it is loose. The chain case oil is typically filled over the axle level so it will lubricate the bearings.

tbi
03-09-2009, 12:31 PM
And if you machine is parked most likely nothing will happen to it.
The guys with the perfect machines are rarely busy aren't they?

bobcat_ron
03-09-2009, 05:27 PM
And if you machine is parked most likely nothing will happen to it.
The guys with the perfect machines are rarely busy aren't they?


That was meant for me right! :laugh:

iron peddler
03-09-2009, 08:47 PM
good chance you can parts, since they plants closed down again last week..what the leader in compact construction? yes they shut down again.

Junior M
03-09-2009, 08:55 PM
good chance you can parts, since they plants closed down again last week..what the leader in compact construction? yes they shut down again.
Yeah, glad you noticed, times are tough, they arent the only ones with factories shut down..

YellowDogSVC
03-10-2009, 12:09 AM
What size is that big nut in the middle of the wheel? The wheel bearings get their oil from the chain case correct? Because i see that the hydraulic sight glass is empty now

The sight glass should be for hydro reservoir. The chaincase you check from front machine when parked on level surface, arms raised.

cat2
10-25-2009, 10:42 PM
hate to dig up this old thread, but i got busy and never fixed the leaks. And they fixed themselves. Its been many months now, and never leaked a drop. I never seen that happen before. Sure is strange. So to this day, never had one problem with the bobcat :weightlifter:

Mr. Rain
10-26-2009, 11:54 AM
Yeah, eventually they run out of oil and quit leaking. No more drips! Problem solved. :)

cat2
10-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Yeah, eventually they run out of oil and quit leaking. No more drips! Problem solved. :)







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