853 fluid capacities

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brunsyeah

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Can someone tell me what the fluid capacities are of an 853? I have one of the older serial numbers if that matters.....
Coolant:
Hydraulic Oil:
Crankcase Oil:
Engine Oil:
Etc.....
 

perry

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I don't understand, everything you mentioned has a full mark or fill hole?.
 
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brunsyeah

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I don't understand, everything you mentioned has a full mark or fill hole?.
I am going to change the fluids, I am trying to get a guage for how much to buy!
For instance the engine takes 8 quarts/2 gallons. Obviously the exact amount is determined by the dip sticks, but how much will get me in the ballpark!
I think the crankcase takes like 9 gallons, but I am unsure of the hydraulics.....

Thanks in advance
 

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I am going to change the fluids, I am trying to get a guage for how much to buy!
For instance the engine takes 8 quarts/2 gallons. Obviously the exact amount is determined by the dip sticks, but how much will get me in the ballpark!
I think the crankcase takes like 9 gallons, but I am unsure of the hydraulics.....

Thanks in advance
Oh!, I buy motor oil and hydraulic fluid in the 5 gal containers, with the other vehicles I have, this is the most efficient method. I then have empty containers to dump used fluids and take to the recyclers.
 

skidsteer.ca

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As per the 853 manual
Coolant 22 qts 20.8 litres
Fuel 25 gal 95 l
Engine oil w filter 8qts 7.6 l
Hyd res 16 qts 15.1 l
Hyd system 8 gals 30.3 l
Chaincase 9 gals 34.1 l
Ken
 
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brunsyeah

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As per the 853 manual
Coolant 22 qts 20.8 litres
Fuel 25 gal 95 l
Engine oil w filter 8qts 7.6 l
Hyd res 16 qts 15.1 l
Hyd system 8 gals 30.3 l
Chaincase 9 gals 34.1 l
Ken
Thank you skidsteer!
One final question, do you know where the drain is for the hydraulic system. I have a hunch that the previous owner filled it with hydraulic fluid!
 

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Thank you skidsteer!
One final question, do you know where the drain is for the hydraulic system. I have a hunch that the previous owner filled it with hydraulic fluid!
There are no drain plugs on Bobcat machines, you need to remove a hose or use your aux hydraulics while running at idle to drain the system till it starts to growl.
 
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brunsyeah

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There are no drain plugs on Bobcat machines, you need to remove a hose or use your aux hydraulics while running at idle to drain the system till it starts to growl.
Okay, any particular hose that will drain the majority of it and is easy to get to?
 

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or does it matter, are they all just pull the hose then run the machine until it growls......
In other words, does it gravity drain?
Some people have had success draining with pulling a hose and letting gravity do its part, but i have never had that success. I usually just run the machine at idle and activate the aux hydraulics and squirt the oil out the quick couplers (with a hose attached of course). When you hear the pump start to hum, shut down the machine and re-fill. I'm sure others will have other ideas.
 
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Some people have had success draining with pulling a hose and letting gravity do its part, but i have never had that success. I usually just run the machine at idle and activate the aux hydraulics and squirt the oil out the quick couplers (with a hose attached of course). When you hear the pump start to hum, shut down the machine and re-fill. I'm sure others will have other ideas.
thanks!
 

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