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Cat 279c bucket wont dump Help!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by sheppard&son, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. sheppard&son

    sheppard&son LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    As title says my cat 279c wont dump. Bucket will curl back up fine, arms will raise up and down fine, but when you go to dump it will just go a couple inches and yellow caution light will flash and you have to put park brake on and take it off and it will move a little more. Any ideas?
     
  2. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 208

    check if door switch is pressed in
     
  3. sheppard&son

    sheppard&son LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I did it seems ok everything works except it wont dump its just the one function everything else works as it should.
     
  4. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 491

    Is there an aux hyd switch on causing a bypass?
     
  5. sheppard&son

    sheppard&son LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I think we have chased it down to a bad joystick, anyone know where I can get one of those cheap?
     

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