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.
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
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
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 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.
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