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Machine Maintenance Checklist

Written by: Bobcat Australia
Posted on: 17 Feb 2020
Topic: General News

Machine Maintenance Checklist

Our easy-to-use machine maintenance checklist shares the basics on how often you should service different components of your compact track loader and what to look for during your inspection.While a great resource, this list is not intended to replace the critical information found in our official Bobcat manuals. Find your machine’s manual for detailed information on compact track loader operation, maintenance and more.

 8 - 10 HOURS
Engine Oil - Check engine oil level every 8 to 10 hours. Add oil as needed but don’t overfill.
Hydraulic Fluid - Check hydraulic fluid level 8 to 10 hours. Add fluid as needed.
Engine Air Filter - Check display panel for flashing service indicator and replace filter when service code is present.
Engine Cooling System - While the machine is cold, check the coolant level and add premixed coolant as needed. Clean debris from the oil cooler, radiator, fuel cooler, air conditioning condenser and rear grill.
Fuel Filter - Remove trapped water every 8 to 10 hours.
Lift Arms, Lift Links, Cylinders, Bob-Tach system, Pivot Pins, Wedges - Lubricate with multipurpose lithium-based grease every 8 to 10 hours.

Tracks - If applicable, for the first 24 hours, check your tracks for damage, wear and the correct tension every 8 to 10 hours.

Hydraulic Hoses and Tubelines - Check for damaged or leaking hydraulic hoses and tubelines.
Parking Brake, Foot Pedals, Hand Controls and Steering Levers or Joysticks - Check for correct operation. Repair or adjust as needed.
Tracks - Check tension and adjust as needed.

Engine Oil and Filter - If applicable, replace after the first 50 hours of use.

Battery - Inspect battery cables and connections, clean and tighten as needed. If your machine is used infrequently, install a battery maintainer.

Engine Oil and FilterReplace every 12 months/250 hours under standard operating conditions, or 100 hours when operating in severe conditions.
Engine / Hydrostatic Drive BeltAdjust the idler arm stop. Check belt for wear or damage.

Fuel FilterReplace filter element every 12 months or every 500 hours.

1,000 HOURS
Engine ValvesAdjust the engine valves every 1,000 hours.
Hydraulic/Hydrostatic FilterReplace the hydraulic/hydrostatic filter every 1,000 hours.
Hydraulic ReservoirCompletely replace the fluid every 1,000 hours.

CoolantReplace coolant every 2 years.

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