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bobcat- need help!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Bigplower, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    So i just bought a bobcat from a member here today. It worked great when i test drove it, but i got it back and hooked up a plow to see how it looked and the boom went straight up in the air automatically and also tilted back so i almost couldn't get out of the cab. After about a half hour of trying to figure it out I noticed that you could get a little response from it at a very low idle. So with a very low idle i could curl the plow back and then slowly down, but as soon as you turned the throttle up the boom slowly went back up. Any help???? Please??
  2. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    oh, and its an 2001 T190 with the gold package... foot and hand controls and i did try both.
  3. donleybrent

    donleybrent Member
    Messages: 38

    Give me a call. 989 213 8091
  4. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    sounds like the hydro controlls need adjusted?

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,555

    there is a way to calibrate the hand controlls but I cant remember
    something like hold the right hand in and then grab the left hand in and turn on the machine

    might be the actuators going. I had that happen. if you ever have to there is a boom lower plunger on your right side by your thigh. you pull it and the boom lowers. however if your bucket is curled it wont help much.
  6. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    local dealer said they thought it might be the aux. valve.... so i guess it goes in this week. I'm thinking it shouldn't be too big of a deal.
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I was thinking actuator as well. When mine went the boom wouldn't go up then it would slam down. The actuator was $600 and rather easy to replace.

    Is your machine throwing any codes? I'd start there.
  8. machocheese

    machocheese Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Sounds like the lift spool is stuck... the actuator could be causing this or debris... either way your local dealer will be able to diagnos and fix it.