Will a non running skid steer roll?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by blaster2005, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. blaster2005

    blaster2005 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Will a non running skid steer roll? I realize the parking brake needs to be off. Since they are hydraulic driven, I was wanting to know if it would roll? Sometimes machines quit running and need to be loaded on a trailer! Any info would be appreciated!
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Depends on the parking brake, I'd say... certain brands have plunger-style brakes that can allow movement; other brands use spring-applied, hydrualically-released brakes that don't.
  3. ians06

    ians06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Yes, I had a NH ls170 and i stalled it going up a hill and it rolled all the way down, not very fun, got lucky.
  4. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    Pretty sure it depends in the way its set up. My Cat seems to automatically lock up when the seat bar is raised, never had it budge after the park brake was applied. Their is usually a way to bypass that stuff though for reasons like loading a down machine as you mentioned. On my mowers its as easy as turning a hyraulic bypass valve. On something like my cat that is applied electronically, I'm guessing it may invole a jumper wire somewhere,just a guess though.
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    My Cat 246 went down about two years ago and it wouldn't go anywhere. We had to drag it to the flatbed with a D3. Very lucky that machine was on site:)
  6. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,454

    The older I get the less I know for sure, but the one thing I do know when it comes to equipment........never say never......and if it can, it will. There may be a hundred reasons why it shouldn't do what it did, but for some reason it did it anyway. If anything hasn't broke in awhile, get ready 'cause this one's gonna be a doosie!
  7. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Hey Al! Welcome back. :)
  8. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Thank you Tigerotor..I've still been around, just not posting much.
  9. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    What this getting older !!!!!!!!!!:dancing: I thought things got better:confused:

    Just buy all new with extended warranty,and when it runs out trade it for another new one with longer warranty every time.:usflag:

    I thought it was sh%$ happens !!!!!!!!!! Thats what my help tells me.:walking:
  10. CarterKraft

    CarterKraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    CAT SSLs and MTLs have a spring applied hydraulicaly released wet disc brake integrated into each drive motor. No hyd pressure no released brakes, sorry.

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