bobcat starting issues..

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YardPro, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    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?
     
  2. 81Bronk36

    81Bronk36 LawnSite Member
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    Battery dead, battery shot, battery corroded, Battery wires jacked up... you have to look into it yourself to be sure:)
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bad battery.
     
  5. 81Bronk36

    81Bronk36 LawnSite Member
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    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...
     
  6. CAT powered

    CAT powered LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Machine's shot. Replace with CAT. :laugh:
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    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:
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    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:
     
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    thanks for the ideas.
     

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