Will a non running skid steer roll?

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blaster2005

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Will a non running skid steer roll? I realize the parking brake needs to be off. Since they are hydraulic driven, I was wanting to know if it would roll? Sometimes machines quit running and need to be loaded on a trailer! Any info would be appreciated!
 

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On my Case I need to disable the hydorstats on the transmission and it will roll just fine but different makes and models have different ways of doing things so maybe some one else will chime in.
 

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On my Case I need to disable the hydorstats on the transmission and it will roll just fine but different makes and models have different ways of doing things so maybe some one else will chime in.
From my experience they don't roll. When the system is still full of oil it creates a hydraulic lock and simply will not move. I have had a machine that had hoses burnt off that rolled because there was no oil left. I have had another one that was full of oil and it had to be dragged off the tilt tray.
Bobcat do have a tool you can install into the transmission to allow it to be towed small distances (for a 743 anyway),
 

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From my experience they don't roll. When the system is still full of oil it creates a hydraulic lock and simply will not move. I have had a machine that had hoses burnt off that rolled because there was no oil left. I have had another one that was full of oil and it had to be dragged off the tilt tray.
Bobcat do have a tool you can install into the transmission to allow it to be towed small distances (for a 743 anyway),
While we are on this subject, does anyone have a drawing or dimensions of the towing tool to suit 743?
 

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While we are on this subject, does anyone have a drawing or dimensions of the towing tool to suit 743?
When my case quit running I used my forklift to move it, just slide underneath it and put a chain around the top side just to be safe and lifted and moved it so I could get it fixed.
 

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When my case quit running I used my forklift to move it, just slide underneath it and put a chain around the top side just to be safe and lifted and moved it so I could get it fixed.
I know my NH ls 160 will if I park it on a slope without the P brake on. But slowly.
Since 94 Bobcat has has a self engaging park pin that come on in the absence of power to the solinoid. Preventing rolling, but it's easily disabled, in fact it is on my 853 right now,
I'll have to do a test in the morning when I pull it off the trailer.
Bobcat says not to tow them more then a a vary short distance, 50' ?? (memory)
Ken
 

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I know my NH ls 160 will if I park it on a slope without the P brake on. But slowly.
Since 94 Bobcat has has a self engaging park pin that come on in the absence of power to the solinoid. Preventing rolling, but it's easily disabled, in fact it is on my 853 right now,
I'll have to do a test in the morning when I pull it off the trailer.
Bobcat says not to tow them more then a a vary short distance, 50' ?? (memory)
Ken
well a cat won't i had to find a tow truck driver that didn't care to much about his steel bed to drag mine with the steel tracks up on it
 

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well a cat won't i had to find a tow truck driver that didn't care to much about his steel bed to drag mine with the steel tracks up on it
Some loader have spring applied hydraulic released brakes
No engine running, no hydraulic pressure to hold the spring applied brakes in release.

There should be some way to disable the brake on our Cat for emergency towing.
I'd check with your dealer, sooner or later they all quit for some reason.
Ken
 

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Some loader have spring applied hydraulic released brakes
No engine running, no hydraulic pressure to hold the spring applied brakes in release.

There should be some way to disable the brake on our Cat for emergency towing.
I'd check with your dealer, sooner or later they all quit for some reason.
Ken
Luthor - i would just use brute force to drag it around. I removed a plug for the charge pressure once, that bolt was so tight!!!!! The amount of effort it would take to install a towing tool i would just drag the sucker OR remove and plug the hydraulic lines to the motors and use say clear flexable tubing to bridge between the 2 ports on the motor, just to keep the junk out. They move pretty darn well with no hoses fitted but only go slow.
 

lecuyerb

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Yes they will - the trick is to have the sticks in the direction you want to go to release the hydraulic pressure. I have done it with one person "driving" the bobcat and then towing/pushing with something else. It will groan as the wheels will drive the hydros but it is done all the time just go absolutely as slow as possible. And it is not recommended only for emergency load on trailer type situation. Brian
 
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