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01-16-2005, 01:16 PM
I have just recently purchased a 1989 Bobcat 743 does anyone know the lift capacity, how much fluid for the engine oil/ hydro fluid. What is the gpm for the auxillary pump as i dont know what attachments i can run. Any other helpful insight will help.

Thank you so much lawnsite members


01-16-2005, 07:46 PM
Lift capacity should be 1300. Here's a site for you (it's currently down as of 5:45 PM CST, Jan 16):


It will have some information about what you're looking for. My expectation is that the auxiliary flow will be about 14 GPM.

Other information: make sure you keep it up to date on its maintenance.

01-17-2005, 03:09 PM
thanks bobcat s250 for the help i searched bobcat.com for help but it was hard to find out info about it. how do you like your s250 bobcat i was looking at a s185 or s205.


01-17-2005, 03:31 PM

I don't own a real piece of machinery. The only machinery I own is my bike, a Trek 6700, and several scale models (most of which are Bobcat). I do think the S250 is a great machine. I'm not too big a fan of the S185 because of their wheelbase length. They are good machines, however, even if some find them underpowered. I'm pretty impressed for the most part about how Bobcat improved them over the 773F which they replaced.

And yes, that Bobcat site is still down. :(

01-23-2005, 11:37 AM
The site is up. :)

Shadetree Ltd
01-28-2005, 12:22 AM

I have a 1989 743 that I got for a steal 4 years ago, I paid $7100 for it with 2100 homeowner hours on it. I also have the complete set of the owners manual, parts manual and service manual. These numbers are for the Kubota diesel that I have;

operating weight 4810 lbs
rated operating capacity 1300 lbs
105.67 cu. inch 36 hp/80 ft-lbs Kubota diesel
hydraulic pump capacity 11 gpm @ 2850 rpm
fuel tank 13 gallons
engine lube oil w/filter 9 quarts
transmission 32 quarts
hyrdraulic/hydrostatic reservoir 3.5 gallons
engine cooling system w/overflow reservoir 13 quarts

Any other questions just ask and I can check.


01-28-2005, 12:30 AM
Thanks bobcat and scott.
Yea i couldn't find any real info so yesterday i ordered a owners manual and service manual. The one thing i cant find is how to grease the upper pivot arms do the arms need to be up to a certain spot to take grease? Yea I got the skid loader with 4 extra tires 2240 hrs homeowner used for around his home (older retired man). For $3,000 dollars and a Kronknite trailer for $1,500. Total investment 4500. I did some service to it to make sure fluids were changed so i stuck another 200 into it. Physically and mechanically it is brand new looking but i wanted it to have a fresh coat so i repainted it.

Thanks Jason