Like any other machines, skid steer loaders eventually get some problems, and to prevent them you would want to pay special attention to some machine parts. In this article, we will list the most frequent issues skid loader holders face and will recommend some preventive measures.

Engine problems

Your engine doesn’t start? Inspect the fuel system first, filters in particular. Not changing filters on schedule which is usually written in the manuals can lead to issues. If the environments you work in are dusty, it would be smart to change filters more often.

If the filters are fine, move on to the fuel tank. Lack of proper fuel flow can prevent your engine from working as it is supposed to.

Checking glow plugs would be the next step. Sometimes glow plugs come loose which leads to engine cooling. Make sure they are tightly attached.

If all of the parts mentioned above work properly, check the engine’s throttle cable. Those cables need to be securely attached to the throttle body.

Hydraulic system problems

Hydraulic system is the second part of the skid loader that gets some issues. The most common problem is your hydraulic fluid fault. Both underfilled and overfilled fluid levels can make the whole hydraulic system fail. Clogged fluid filters can also cause problems with hydraulics.

Looking for loose fittings and leaks in the hydraulic lines will be the next very important step. Before inspecting them, ensure that the pump and engine are running normally. It will help you to spot the leaks.

The last step will be checking the seals and fittings on the control valves. Valves themselves must have no difficulties with opening and closing.

Control system problems

Your machine joystick doesn’t respond to the operator’s directions? Loose or disconnected steering or loader connections might cause this problem. Also, check the wires connecting the actuators and hydraulic pump to the joystick. If they are connected inappropriately, you might experience joystick issues.

If your control system does respond, but slowly, it would be smart to check the safety switches on your machine, which are supposed to function in the right way and have all the connections secured.

Another reason why your control system is failing is bad circuits. Check your loader’s battery for any drain.

Hopefully, this article will help you to fix the problems with your skid steer loaders. Message us to learn more about WEITAI skid steer loaders and other construction machinery.

Alisa Sergienko

WEITAI Marketing Department

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