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is there any way to tell the hydraulic system on a skidloader is on the brink?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by trqjnky, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Im new to heavy equipment, and was wondering if there is any way to tell if the hydraulic system is having issues or needing repair?
     
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    You can have the pump pressure tested to make sure it's operating to it's specs.
     
  3. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Why do u think the hydro system is having problems? What is machine doing or not doing to make u think this?
     
  4. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Drain off your oil reserve, if you have any filings or debris in there, you have a major problem. I think we all need more info for us to help you better
     
  5. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Im looking at buying a used skid, and just wondering if there's anything to look for
     
  6. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    ummm, ok, that changes this entire thread just a bit. check the fluid levels, check the undercarriage and lines for leaks. Check the resevoir for debris, other then that, it is weither or not it test drives well. Hydraulic problems don't normally last long with a skidsteer, things get destroyed really fast