hydrostatic drive servicing

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
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
 
OP
nsmilligan

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
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
 

digger242j

Senior Member
Location
Southwestern Pa.
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?
 

Top Forums

Similar threads

Similar threads

Top