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MT52 Exhaust Breakage

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Motokazie, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Motokazie

    Motokazie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a MT52 that I have welded up the broken exhaust several times. Wondering if others have the problem or fix?

    The Motor mounts are fine, bolts are tight. 2nd mount is tight. Machine does not vibrate excessively. I bought a new muffler from bobcat that was back ordered for 3 weeks. ( I would imagine others are having this issue). The new exhaust broke with in 1 hour.

    I was thinking about two options. Floating rubber/steel joints in the header area & 2nd mounting bracket in rubber.


    Soild mount by bracing off the 2 head bolts to the 2nd mount and create 1 solid system that moves with the motor.

    Anybody out there with the same problems?
  2. dogsluvtrux

    dogsluvtrux LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    How old is the machine?
  3. Motokazie

    Motokazie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    2004 Bobcat MT52 150 hrs bought used 4 months ago.

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