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Old 04-15-2013, 11:42 PM
merbesfield merbesfield is offline
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Which pump?
The Char-Lynn pump mentioned on previous posts that continues to break and has limited availability. Wanted to know what others have done.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:38 AM
willau willau is offline
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Hi does anyone own a pt 30 2009 model , do they have drive motor problems too am looking at buying one any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Hollowellreid Hollowellreid is offline
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These machines are pieces of junk in the build quality department. We have had older rc30's and now a brand new terex pt30 and it is full of headaches also. That being said I think a lot of the bigger issues have been resolved.

In 265 hours problems have included-
Battery failed
Alternator failed and killed battery
Fuel gauge
Fuel sending unit
Hydraulic hard lines
Hydraulic soft lines
Bolts and pins randomly rattle and fall out, as have a few latches and more.

The machine has seen pretty limited and soft landscape work.

When it's on the up the machine works great and is very useful, just lacking build quality. I think they almost always have. It's what you might expect from a cub cadet lawn mower from home depot, not a 30k piece of construction equipment.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:20 PM
greyim greyim is offline
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RC30 drive train - sprocket beef up?

Anyone out there tried beefing up the "inner" squirrel cage sprocket ? This seems to be a wear point for me and tiresome to replace....
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:59 PM
swanny swanny is offline
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Hi does anyone own a pt 30 2009 model , do they have drive motor problems too am looking at buying one any advice would be appreciated.
I had one w/ enclosed cab, sold it to a local guy @ 90 hrs. a few years back, he just had it stolen last month with roughly 240 hrs.. Had no issues that I knew of except the typical fuel filter gelling.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:38 PM
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We just developed a problem today, looking for help. For a while when pushing the drive control straight the left track seemed to go a little slower than the right. Well now it is significant as in you have to keep correcting with a left turn every 5 feet.... It seems to work fine in reverse. I would think its a bad pump or motor, but with it working fine in reverse I cant imagine thats the case????
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:24 PM
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we checked to make sure that the key way is ok and it looks fine... but in the process we found it seems that the right track may be lacking pressure. When going straight against a wall the left track will dig, but the right track will remain still. In reverse it seems to be the same thing (even though when driving in reverse it appears to operate correctly) so I imagine either the pump for the right side is putting out low pressure or the motor on that side is tired??? Are there dump valves on the pumps? Do anyone know the manufacturer and model numbers for the pumps and motors? I would like to try to look for a schematic of both the pumps and motors before I take it to a shop.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:38 PM
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Drive motor most likely is tired allowing the hydro fluid to escape through it. I think it's 6 to 700 bucks for a hydro shop to rebuild.
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