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Bobcat Maintenance Schedule

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by S&S Outdoor Services, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. S&S Outdoor Services

    S&S Outdoor Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    I've been looking everywhere (about 15 minutes online) for a maintenance schedule for my 864. I bought it with 750 hours and it's getting close to 1000; all I've done is change the oil. Anyone have suggestions what else I should be doing every 100, 250, 500, 1000 hrs? Thanks - Sam
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,136

    Let the machine pop a hose under the cab, Bobcats have a unique self flushing hydraulic system, my T190 did it almost every 300 hours, saved me a ton of hard work finding a drain hole and an environmentally friendly way of oil disposal.
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  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    Most 864's never made it to 1K hours your in uncharted territory.:clapping:
  4. westcoh

    westcoh LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 313

    Not sure about large framed loaders, but I have a sheet listing maintenance schedule for medium framed loaders as follows:

    250 hrs - engine oil/filter, fuel filter, air filters, heater/ac filters
    500 hrs - hydraulic/hydrostatic filter, hydraulic reservoir breather cap
    1,000 hr - case drain filters, alternator cooling fan and a/c belts, engine timing belt if equipped, chaincase fluid, hydraulic fluid, engine coolant
  5. S&S Outdoor Services

    S&S Outdoor Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Thanks for the replies guys, that's exactly what I was looking for. Amazing how much crap you can find easily on the internet except when you need it.
  6. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    Do the timing belt for sure and change the carrier bearing oil. The timing belt is something you should let the dealer do as it requires special tools. The carrier bearing oil is simple - just take the little plug out of the drive motor (look at the sprocket) when it is at the bottom of its rotation. Then just fill it halfway up with Bobcats special oil.

    If the timing belt breaks it will bend push rods and become more expensive to fix

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