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Idunno

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I just acquired this 1993 machine and I have no manual yet, so I do have some questions I hope someone can help answer. 1) What oil should I use and where? Is there a separate chaincase and hydraulic tank? 2) What does the red button on the right handle do? 3) Where is the best place to get a full service/operator/parts manual? 4) Any recommendations for a new skid steer driver? Besides "keep the rubbber side up!" Thanks in advance for any help. Paul
 

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Idunno, I really can not tell you too much about the information you are searching for. In my post I asked some of the same questions, but not all were answered. In regards to the chain case and the hydraulic tank being separated, I believe you are correct. I can't see how the two could be connected without a lot of contamination to the hydraulic system. If I am wrong I hope someone with the knowledge and information chimes in. If your 1993 1840 has a chain oiling system similar to the one on my 1992 1845C, I believe you will find an oval shaped panel approx 8" long and 4" wide on each side of the floorboard fastened down by wing nuts. This is what I located on the 1945C, and believe they are where you add the chain lubricant. Now, what type of oil and how much is still a mystery. I would really like to come across a repair or parts manual that won't break the bank. I am still trying to find hydraulic fittings information about the couplers on the auxiliary hydraulics on the 1845C. If you read my post you will notice that I want to attach a western plow to my unit. The problem I am having right now is trying to determine what fittings I need on the plow hoses that will connect to the auxiliary hydraulics. I do not have the flat faced couplers on the loader. I know from the information that was provided that I will need flow restrictors on each plow hose to slow the angle speed. Maybe the solution is something as simple as changing the coupler and connector on the auxiliary hydraulics to match the present Western fittings. I hope someone a lot more knowledgeable than me responds to you post and gives you the correct scoop. Pat.
 

jerry

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Idunno, I really can not tell you too much about the information you are searching for. In my post I asked some of the same questions, but not all were answered. In regards to the chain case and the hydraulic tank being separated, I believe you are correct. I can't see how the two could be connected without a lot of contamination to the hydraulic system. If I am wrong I hope someone with the knowledge and information chimes in. If your 1993 1840 has a chain oiling system similar to the one on my 1992 1845C, I believe you will find an oval shaped panel approx 8" long and 4" wide on each side of the floorboard fastened down by wing nuts. This is what I located on the 1945C, and believe they are where you add the chain lubricant. Now, what type of oil and how much is still a mystery. I would really like to come across a repair or parts manual that won't break the bank. I am still trying to find hydraulic fittings information about the couplers on the auxiliary hydraulics on the 1845C. If you read my post you will notice that I want to attach a western plow to my unit. The problem I am having right now is trying to determine what fittings I need on the plow hoses that will connect to the auxiliary hydraulics. I do not have the flat faced couplers on the loader. I know from the information that was provided that I will need flow restrictors on each plow hose to slow the angle speed. Maybe the solution is something as simple as changing the coupler and connector on the auxiliary hydraulics to match the present Western fittings. I hope someone a lot more knowledgeable than me responds to you post and gives you the correct scoop. Pat.
Scavenger, as far as the plow hyd fittings I think I would take one of your couplers off the skidsteer and one off the plow and go down to the local farm/fleet store or industrial /hydraulic type business and they will fix you up. I have found that these places are just as interested in selling to a home owner user as a large contractor. I would change the ones on the plow to match the ones on the skidsteer as the plow ones are usually a smaller size. You can get them online also if you know what you need. I was in Northern hydraulic the other day and I did not see any flow restrictors there.
 

jerry

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Scavenger, as far as the plow hyd fittings I think I would take one of your couplers off the skidsteer and one off the plow and go down to the local farm/fleet store or industrial /hydraulic type business and they will fix you up. I have found that these places are just as interested in selling to a home owner user as a large contractor. I would change the ones on the plow to match the ones on the skidsteer as the plow ones are usually a smaller size. You can get them online also if you know what you need. I was in Northern hydraulic the other day and I did not see any flow restrictors there.
Scavenger, this is a link to a flow restrictor at surplus center. http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2008011107005529&item=9-6273&catname=hydraulic
I found it on tractor bynet forum. Another person got his restrictor at the New Holland dealer.
Link fixed, need a space at the end, Ken
 

skidsteer.ca

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Hyd and chain case are separate for contamination reasons, believe this has a chain case for each side too, 10/30 motor oil is good for either.
www.surpluscenter.com has flow control for using a pickup plow on a skidsteer, there is another plow post on here somewhere about flow restrictor fittings, just in the last week or two, I don't recall the link.
Do you have the flat couplers (likely Parker) or the old style one with the cavity in the end of the female? Likely Pioneer
mr jimi is a member here who has a case 1845, but he is not around too much, you can catch him at www.tractorbynet.com usually in the build it yourself forum.
Tell him I sent ya
Ken
 
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Both the hydraulics and the side chain tanks use 10w30 motor oil, the side chain tank require about 3 gallons per side. Your goal is just to keep everything lubed by splashing around. Any more than that tends to overcome the upper tank cover seals and you end up with oil everywhere. Make sure the seals are in good shape, they are pretty inexpensive at the Case dealer. When you change or add a large amount of oil to the hydraulics Case requires you to add their HTO additive to protect the pumps and motors. The red button on the handle on my unit is hooked up to the horn but I guess you could use it for any number of things. The dealer or Ebay is the best bet for the service and operators manual. The parts manual is avaliable online at http://www.casece.com/index.asp?RL=NAE go to parts and services, and then search for parts. It's all there, you just have to look for it. While looking at the Bobcat site they had a operators training link that had many good points. A couple that I remember are the unit pivots off the front wheels when carrying a load and off the back when empty. Never ram the pile with your unit, pull up to it and slowly apply the function or direction you want to go so not to tear up the unit. Run the engine at near max rpm and use the power of the hydraulics to control speed and force. Good Luck!
 

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