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Signature: 1992 Bobcat 440B - 20 hp Repower, wide tires, aux. hyd., BT hoe, auger, rototiller, buckets - 42" & 50" mat'l, tine, grapple; 1994 Bobcat 773C BOSS, material bucket, tine grapple, wood splitter, bale spear, forks
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SkidRoe has contributed to 923 out of 75,184 total posts (1.23% of total).
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Re: '89 Bobcat 743 control valve 7/8/2014 5:07:03 PM   (Total replies: 1)
OM will have a manual that will help, just make sure your profile contains your e-mail address. That said, getting the control out is the worst part of the job. The control it self is pretty easy to change out the spool seals; nothing is going to fly out when you take the rear cover off. Make sure you have your serial number handy when you order the replacement seals. Good luck!!

Re: '89 Bobcat 743 control valve 7/9/2014 7:39:43 AM   (Total replies: 1)

The other concern is over time the leak is only get worse, not better.  I will let someone who has a 743 weigh in on the difficulty of pulling the control valve.  It sounds like you only have one spool leaking right now, but I would change the seals on all of them while I was at it.

I have had the control out of mine when I added the auxiliary hydraulic spool.  It looked like a daunting task when I started it, but it was not too bad.  These valves are ...


Re: 743 Bucket bleed down 8/30/2014 6:00:58 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Bleed down is most likely worn cylinder piston seals. These are easy to get at the dealer or a hydraulic shop. This is a common problem, search the forum for other posts on this topic.

Re: Bobcat 700 vs 720 8/28/2014 4:39:21 AM   (Total replies: 1)

6 bolt wheels would indicate a 600/610/611.  The engine will be the key.  The 600 has a Wisconsin VG4D V4 gas engine, the 610 has a Wisconsin VH4D V4 gas engine, and the 611 has a Deutz F2L411 2 cylinder diesel.

Also, the 600 and 610 are clutch machines, the 700/720/721/722's are all hydrostatic drive machines.

The frames used by all of these machines are very similar.  The booms could quite possibly interchange.

Let us know what you ...


Re: Bobcat 700 vs 720 8/28/2014 5:15:29 PM   (Total replies: 1)
I learned something new today. Thanks OM.

Re: Bobcat 763F Aux Hydraulic Line size 8/27/2014 11:46:39 AM   (Total replies: 1)

I looked at putting hoses on the boom of my 440B when I added aux hydraulics to it.

The problem I ran into was trying to get the hoses to route cleanly and secure them in a manner that so they would not snag on anything.  Hoses have an much larger OD than tubing, and they have a much larger bend radius.

In the end, I went to Bobcat for the tubes, they were only $50 a piece.

By the way, the aux hyd tubes on our 773 are 1/2” OD, maybe 5/8” tops.  ...


Re: Low Flow/Hi-Flow 8/26/2014 9:50:16 AM   (Total replies: 0)

Welcome to the forum.  Glad to have you on board.

Two things that I can think of before you take the plunge:

1) Would any of the potential salesman be up for you trying out their equipment on your machine before you buy?  This way, you can see if it is as good as they say (or good enough for your purposes).

2) In case the answer is “no” to thought 1), can you rent a low flow mulcher and do the same?  I did the same thing before buying ...


Re: what machine should i start with 8/20/2014 12:33:53 PM   (Total replies: 1)

For what you want to do, an S185 or a T190 should work fine.  Both are very capable machines with decent lifting capacity.  I know many people who earn their livings off of these machines.

As far as tracked versus wheeled goes, wheels are cheaper to maintain and repair, tracks are better in soft soil.  Your choice.

My $0.02 - SR 


Re: Back (Front?) Hoe for 440b 8/20/2014 9:46:24 AM   (Total replies: 1)

It was partly my own fault.  I did not have a piece of 1/4” plate big enough in the shop to make the bobtach plate, so I used 3/16”  (I am not convinced that even 1/4” would have been enough).  Anyway, I added what I though were adequate gussets (1.5x1/4“ bar accros the bottom), based on other attachments that I have built.  Wrong!!

Two things happened: 1) the lower pins tore out through the 3/16” material (I should ...


Back (Front?) Hoe for 440b 8/18/2014 8:34:05 AM   (Total replies: 1)

Here are a couple of shots of the hoe that I built for the 440b:

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