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Bobcat door install

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by havenlax18, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Hey guys I need some input on how to install a new glass into the steel bobcat door frame. The machine is an S185 and over the summer a helper busted the glass on accident. Anyhow I have a new door on its way via UPS. So my main question is how to install the glass? I heard its a PITA from numerous people so I just might bring it to my local glass store.
     
  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    It cost me $30 to have portland glass do it for me for one of my cat skiddys.... $ well spent imo
     
  3. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    That's a great deal. My local grass shops didn't want to take it on.
     
  4. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I have done it twice, but it been a few years. Take the rubber rod out, that on the inside, then fold the outside into it self, install the rubber on the frame and 2 of you install the glass (fromt he outside), then unfold the outside and install the rubber rod on the inside, it is a PITA do this on a table not ont he machine

    GOOD LUCK! the local bobcat shop did it for me the first time $70 or something like that and they scratch the glass
     
  5. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Yup thats whhat I was afraid of. I am just going to bring it the the local glass shop and have them do just the install. It's too bad because the plastic clips that connect the wiper blade to the wiper arms a long gone and cracked. Don't know where to get them? I guess the dealer but there are no local ones.
     
  6. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    It wasnt that bad, just be careful
     
  7. all ferris

    all ferris Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    why don't you at least try to put it in yourself. I have knocked the glass out of mine a few times and I was able to put it back in. Just take your time.
     
  8. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I am going to try it, MOST LIKELY I will just have them do it.