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Eastern Construction Inc.
02-11-2011, 10:22 PM
Can anyone tell me if there should be any lag time on the controls of my skidsteer.The left joystick that controls the movement of the machine seems to have a little lag between forward and reverse or left right.
I have owned foot ,hand control machines for 15 years this is my first joystick machine.I cant get used to the machine and i think it might be the slow response of the controls.The machine has 2300 hrs is this common?If so is it an easy repair or is it a dealer repair.:cry:

Landrus2
02-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Wait for Ron he will explain.

swanny
02-11-2011, 10:29 PM
Till the Master gets here this might help if there are inconsistencies between directional changes :

http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/showthread.php?17601-Cat-262B-steering-blind-spot

If everything is consistently the same - the Master can explain.

bobcat_ron
02-11-2011, 10:31 PM
There is an update to the pilot valve for that, Cat got a really bad name in 1998 on cold days, the machines would keep going forward even thought the pilot control was in reverse, my 247B2 was just right, not too fast and not too slow from forward to reverse.

Eastern Construction Inc.
02-11-2011, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the help looks like somthing i will repair myself. Maybe then i can see why people like the pilot controls so much if it works like it should.

juststartin
02-11-2011, 11:48 PM
Does the machine give a reverse beep when you go to the hard right or left?

bobcat_ron
02-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Does the machine give a reverse beep when you go to the hard right or left?

Mine did that only when the oil was still a bit cold, took about 2 minutes or so to go away.

juststartin
02-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Mine did that only when the oil was still a bit cold, took about 2 minutes or so to go away.

Well I have run across some with a bad chuttle(the valve below the joystick) and they always do that.

Eastern Construction Inc.
02-12-2011, 12:22 PM
This machine does it even after warm up (not as bad)but enough to cause disruption in whatever grading or turning im trying to do.

AMCAT
02-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Well I have run across some with a bad chuttle(the valve below the joystick) and they always do that.

What he said x2 we have changed out quite a few got it back to normal it's the bottom block section on the joystick

Eastern Construction Inc.
02-12-2011, 10:30 PM
AMCAT since you have done it was it fairly simple or does it require special tools of any kind. I have always done all my own repairs but not this.

juststartin
02-12-2011, 10:49 PM
AMCAT since you have done it was it fairly simple or does it require special tools of any kind. I have always done all my own repairs but not this.

It is easy. Just a wrench and an allen key. The chuttle is 200-300 from a dealer. I use the existing orings/sealer kit. I think they want near $100 for just the seal kit. What year is the machine? It seems the problem was just in 04-05.

Eastern Construction Inc.
02-13-2011, 01:35 PM
Its an 03 model

juststartin
02-13-2011, 08:08 PM
the 3 chuttles I have changed were "B" models.

AMCAT
02-14-2011, 08:05 AM
the 3 chuttles I have changed were "B" models.

The B series chuttle fits the A series also
have also done it on an SR80 with the same chuttle
cat's Part 343-0877 for chuttle and 151-4965 for seal kit