- Jan 25, 2007
I just bought a Case 1737 skid steer this week and got it running good. It' in incredibly good shape for a skid steer of about 30 years old and only has 1100 hours on it. I drove it for about an hour when I got it and blew a radiator hose, so I went through it and replaced both hoses, alt. and fan belts, changed the oil, topped off the hyd. fluid and added tire chains on the back. I do have a problem, once in awhile when I make a tight turn it will squeal real loud like the drive belt is slipping. The drive is belt driven so I assume it needs adjustment? It seems that this only happens in low speed and only when turning in a tight pivot. If I shift into high speed I can spin around real tight and don't get the squeal. I'm not sure how to adjust the belt... I purchased the owners manual and it says to adjust the belt every 50 hours and to 'see service manual' for instructions on how to do it. So I just ordered the service manual. Is it normal for a belt driven skid steer to squeal occasionally? Is this wearing out my drive belt prematurely? Anyone know how to adjust the belt?