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hydrostatic drive servicing

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by nsmilligan, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Bought a used skid steer a Thomas 173. I've been checking it over for the upcoming winter, adjusted the chains replaced a couple of bearings. The problem is the left hydro static motor is very noisy, sounds like a bearing, in both forward and reverse. Is this something that can be serviced without specialized tools i.e. a dealer?

    Bill
     
  2. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    The hydraulic motor, needed a seal kit and to be retimed, and no, unless you have the experience & tools, can they be owner serviced, because when they come apart they have to be retimed.
    But the dealer experience was really positive.

    Bill
     
  3. digger242j

    digger242j Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    I've spent my share of time operating skid loaders, although my Thomas experience is limited to a couple of hours in 1993, but I've fortunately not had to do much heavy maintenance on them.

    What's "retimed" mean?
     
  4. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Something to do with timing the valves in the motor.


    Bill