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Skid steer hydraulic pedal is sticking

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Camden, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    John Deere 250, the pedal that controls the raise and lift is starting to stick. Am I missing a grease zerk or is that a sign of wear? I raised the cab on it when the problem first started and I couldn't see anything wrong.

    Has this happened to any of you and if so what was the solution?
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Fluid film the hinges?
  3. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Is it slow in returning back to rest or is it staying stuck like it was locked in place to where you pushed it?
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    It locks into place both up and down.
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    Lube and lots of it!
    Oh, and lots of it!
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    Buy a Bobcat..............Thumbs Up

    Sorry, I mean check the linkage closely under the cab, lube it well, and clean all the crap out from under the pedal while you're at it.
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    For as little as I use the thing I shouldn't be having issues....then again, maybe that's the problem :confused:

    I'll pop the cab up and grease the heck out of it with a needle tipped gun.
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    I sprayed all the links and cables under the cab when it happened on the new Gehl
  9. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Check the linkage under the cab to make sure its not bent and forced up against a bracket. Lube the pivot and make sure its not gummed up. Disconnect the cable if possible to eliminate anything past the cable. Does it do it running and shut off or just when its running?
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Fluid Film will help more then the needle on your grease gun. I think it's from lack of use we run into that with a lot of our stuff. Your wiener probably suffers from lack of use also. LOL
  11. mrv8outboard

    mrv8outboard Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    The detents in the control valve are rusted. They are in the covers attached to the main body of the control valve.