Terex loader - cant figure it out

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    The cat at one of the pits I pull out of is down. I have to use this ancient big old Terex. In neutral, release air brakes (yes air brakes), foot on brake pedal, put in reverse or drive, throttle, nothing, just sits and revs. I can feel it go into gear. I need to load tomorrow. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some of those older machines had low air warning lights/buzzers that quit working, assuming they had them at all. If there's an air gauge, watch it build pressure. Could take a couple minutes depending on how neglected that air system has been. Can't tell you what the release pressure would be but my best guess is that you're pushing to release the brakes but they're not actually releasing because of lack of pressure.

    Better yet, call the pit and have them square you out seeing as how you're already doing them a favor by loading your own material. Least they could do is walk you through running their gear, that ancient stuff has quirks without a doubt.
     
  3. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does it have a old 2 stroke Detroit? The first time I ever ran one I thought that a parking brake was on or the tranny was slipping. I realized why there was a pair of ear protection hanging in the cab after i figured out how much you had to rev it to move. Sweet running engines, just different if you never eperienced it.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    maybe that's it. I thought I revved it pretty good. Floor it and see what happens? It does have an air gauge and I did let it build right up. Its a Detroit, yes
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have to nail the go pedal like you've slammed your junk with a hammer. The angrier you drive an old Terex, the faster it moves.
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  6. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bet that's what it is, screamin Detroit.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    well the 966g was back up today so I didn't have to mess with the terex. I actually hopped in it quick just to see if I could figure it out but it was a little chilly last night and it wouldn't fire easily. Started smelling diesel so that was that.
     

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