Bobcat t200 Hydraulic Problem

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by pblc, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 227

    I have a bobcat t200 with a hydraulic oil leak. I need to track it down. Are there any hydraulic diagrams for this machine available on the Internet? Thanks.
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just pop the cab, wear some safety glasses and fire up the engine, it'll show you where it's leaking, Bobcats have an ingenious self flushing hydraulic system, one popped hose and you won't have to worry about your hydraulic oil needing changing, and forget about safe, environmentally friendly disposal, all that fluid just disappears into thin air.

    It's magic.
     
  3. juststartin

    juststartin LawnSite Senior Member
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    don't forget a knee pad and a shop light.
     
  4. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 227

    Well we know where it's leaking. There is a seal that is leaking in conjunction with the tilt pedal. I needed the diagra
    So I could get a better overall pic of what was going on.
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  5. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 227

    Any ideas? Also I've been refilling with regular tractor hydraulic fluid. Is that ok or does everyone just run the bobcat hydraulic/hydrostatic oil?
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  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bobcat always says to run their Bobcat branded oil, and there is a difference in their oil, they use zinc additives from what I was told, this is also the debate over why my dealer won't let outside skid steer owners/operators rent their hydraulically driven attachments, they don't want the contamination of the oils.
     
  7. juststartin

    juststartin LawnSite Senior Member
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    diagram? sounds like you need a mechanic!
     
  8. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    I had a quote on my desk from your dealer and they wouldnt rent for another machine i had at the time, led me right to Brandt and haven't looked at bobcat since. Really silly when surfwood will rent. Even more flawed when my machine had 20 hours on the clock but I could rent for my 743 which hadn't had the fluid replaced in hundreds of hours and hadn't seen bobcat brand fluid in over a decade. Cost them $210,000 and counting.
    I was unable to find the diagram online which I find strange.
     

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