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Signature: 1992 Bobcat 440B - 20 hp Repower, wide tires, aux. hyd., auger, rototiller, buckets - 42" & 50" mat'l, tine, grapple; 1996 Bobcat 773 BOSS (Pop's machine), material bucket, tine grapple, wood splitter, bale spear, forks
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SkidRoe has contributed to 856 out of 71,832 total posts (1.19% of total).
Most Recent Posts:
Re: 440B Bobcat bucket removal. 4/15/2014 10:07:53 AM   (Total replies: 0)

This assumes that you do not have a bobtach:

Next, you need to remove the 2 grease fittings at the lower boom pivots.  They will be screwed into the bucket pin housings.  This will allow excess grease to escape when you drive the pins in to the housings.

To drive the pins in, I use bolts that are  1“-2” longer than the pin retaning bolts that you just removed.  Screw the longer bolts in as far as they will go, but do not tighten ...

Re: 440B Bobcat bucket removal. 4/15/2014 10:16:10 AM   (Total replies: 1)

As the 440b was the stripped down, entry level Bobcat, not having a bobtach is not surprising, as they were optional.

The bobtachs fitted to the 440b were fitted with one locking lever, centrally mounted on top.

Re: 440B Bobcat bucket removal. 4/16/2014 9:56:21 AM   (Total replies: 0)

My 440b does have the old, small version bobtach that was used from the M371 up to the 453.  The 463 and S70, as well as the MT5X machines, use a cut down version of the standard bobtach.  The profile is the same, the locking pins are on the same centres, but it is 35“ wide instead of 44“.

The 463/S70 bobtach will not directly fit on a pre-463 machine, as the boom design has also changed.

No company I can find sells ...

Need More Electrical Power 10/12/2012 9:46:52 AM   (Total replies: 2)

The stock alternator in the repower is barely cutting it. 

The original Kohler had about a 20 amp charging circuit, and the 20hp Launtop only has 3 amps on tap (engines with 20 amp alternators were available, but I got this engine cheap).  It is barely passable to recharge the battery after starting, and running the fuel pump / fuel shut-off solenoid (so long as you are not starting and shutting down a lot), but lights are out of the question.

I ...

Re: Need More Electrical Power 10/13/2012 7:21:06 PM   (Total replies: 1)

I did the install today, it fit better than expected.

Re: Need More Electrical Power 10/21/2012 7:48:30 AM   (Total replies: 0)
I hear you. With these one wire alternators, there is no excuse for not having a decent charging system on older equipment.

Re: New project...bobcat 610, with pictures! 4/17/2013 6:20:49 AM   (Total replies: 0)
Congrats on the new project!! I have always had a soft spot for older machines. My neighbour has a 610 that I borrow from time to time. Clutch machines are a bit different than hydro's, for sure. One thing that you have likely already noticed is that they are no slf braking and they roll rather easily. You cannot make smooth, radius turns with them as easily as a hydro. Turning involves slipping the clutch (basically using it as a brake) on the side that you wish to turn. Take it slow, ...

Re: electric cooling fan 4/9/2014 1:52:22 PM   (Total replies: 0)

From the previous posts, it sounds like you really don't have enough room for a shoud, and you do really need one to take advantage of the full area of your radiator.  If you can put one in, even if it is only one inch deep, it will help.  Ideally, 4 inches would be the best.

With the shroud, what you are trying to do is create an air settling volume, and balance out the air velocity across the entire radiator, and therefore, create even effective cooling across the ...

Re: 743B diging? 4/9/2014 1:30:28 PM   (Total replies: 0)

If you already have a bucket, why not buy a bolt-on tooth bar?  Or just buy some bolt on teeth.  That is what I have been doing:  put the teeth on in the spring for digging, take them off in the winter for snow removal.


Re: Hi-Flow Conversion 10/30/2012 6:24:59 AM   (Total replies: 1)

My humble opinion: 

There should always be an all-mechanical option available for owners that want it, unless there are legitamite safety or legal reasons for not offering it.  Tier 4 emissions and BICS are two examples of this.  Beyond that, KISS!! 

My old 440B still has the factory decal on it from 1992 stating that Bobcat is America's Best Skidsteer.  I agree with that.  Other than the motor wearing out, the rest of the machine is ...

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