1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

CAT 247B Hydraulic Problem

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by CSLC, May 21, 2010.

  1. CSLC

    CSLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    We have a CAT247B with some hydraulic problems. It seems like there is pressure in the system still. I am trying to get a rock hound made by CAT on the machine. It has been on and off the machine several times no problem. I have released all pressure off the machine side I think. I don't know if there is a pressure relieve switch or not. I can hook up the male hose first as you always should and the female hose will not budge. It only goes on half way then springs back at me. My concern is that there is still hydraulic pressure on the rock hound side. Is there a way to drain the hose? or is there a bigger problem that I am not seeing? Any one who has help would be greatly appreciated!!!! I need to get back running the CAT have a ton of work to do!!!! Thanks Boys
  2. Blue Goose

    Blue Goose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 448

    Yes sir, break a fitting loose to let the pressure off...
  3. CSLC

    CSLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    On the machine side or on the hound side?
  4. Blue Goose

    Blue Goose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 448

    Hound side.
  5. CSLC

    CSLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    ok great I will do it tom....do you know if there is a button in the cab to release the pressure on the machine other then turning it off and just releasing the pressure with the joystick?
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    There's a pressure release button on the upper right side of the cab, turn the key on (no start) activate the switch and roll/push the buttons for the aux.
    If there's no switch, just leave the key on with the seat bar down, parking brake off and do the same.
  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 779

    I bet you still have pressure on the hound. Just break the fitting loose and let a little fluid out. Always remember to let the pressure off before you unhook it.

Share This Page