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New Holland Skid owners beware!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 4x4Farmer, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    Just wanted to give a heads up to the new holland skid owners on here. We have a L-185 and 2 nights ago while pushing we had a major electrical meltdown. There is a 90 degree elbow that comes out of the muffler and goes to the stack on the back of the machine. That elbow broke off the muffler and fell down into the engine compartment. The elbow then cut into the battery cable that runs to the back of the machine to the jump start post. It then proceeded to fry a lot of things. It melted a whole right through were the jump start post comes through the back, melted the backup alarm into a puddle of plastic, melted the dip stick tube for the oil, started to melt the neck for the fill on the fuel tank, fried the battery, melted the battery cable going to the post. At first I thought it was just our luck, until we called the dealer in the morning and they said they have seen this happen before. So the morel of my story is check to make sure that elbow on your exhaust is tight and not broken.
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    thanks i will check mine in the am
    sorry for your bad luck are they gonna eat the bill
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Should have bought a Bobcat.
  4. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    cheap shot!:D
  5. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    Kramer's right...but so is snocrete!
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I love my new Hollands
  7. fargosnowpro

    fargosnowpro Member
    Messages: 91

    What else did you expect from a stripped down Case?! :jester:
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Fixed it for ya. :drinkup:
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    We have a NH on the farm and this doesn't surprise me.
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

  11. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

  12. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    I didnt say I dont like our new hollands, its just something to watch out for.

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    Same thing happened to me !! This machine raddles so bad that the muffler broke off and landed on the jump start lug.. a year ago the oil cooler failed due to the rough vibrations

    And no luck with any help from the dealer or new holland.

    this is the LAST hewholland POS i will own..
  14. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Just curious who is your closest NH dealer or who you go to?
  15. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    We use a fleet of 190 to 170 and NH is some of the cheapest skidloaders you can buy. Electrical problems,basics like fuel filters geling up because its secured away from the engine block. I spend atleast 20 secs everytime I get back in bouncing on the seat/smacking the seatbelt around before it works. I've run enough skidloaders in my life to make a judgement on these. New NH skidloaders(even the compact tractors) are crap, bought because there alittle bit cheaper then the rest.