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Recent content by watglen

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    Pilot control really stiff

    No responses to this question. However, the local CAT dealer got back to me and there is in fact a kit available to change out the pilot internal springs, to make the controls less rigid. According to them, it is a common request on this machine. They quoted 27$ for the kit, and about 6 hrs...
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    Pilot control really stiff

    Hello all, Just getting used to my new to me CAT 335F. SN SGJ20513 One thing that really stands out is how much effort is required to move the pilot levers. It reminds me of my old 4-stick case backhoe years ago. They are substantially stiffer than any other excavator I have ever run...
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    New CAT 313 next gen

    That is really weird. From what we can tell, that seat belt has to be on or nothing moves. You can't even navigate the screen. Between the screen barking at you, and the alarm scrawled across the screen, you have no choice. So wrap it around the back of the seat and buckle it.
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    New CAT 313 next gen

    Hello all, Took delivery of a brand new 2022 CAT 313 next gen today. First question is how to override the seat belt alarm. Damn thing is persistent, and machine wont move without it on. Ken
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    Loose teeth?

    Hello all, I have a bucket on a 130 sized excavator. Teeth are Esco ultralok spade or flat teeth bucket has 2200 hrs on it, uve owned since new Teeth are in good shape. Not even close to worn out, barely worn at all really. Bucket has never seen rock or cement. Rarely sees sand. But the...
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    Volvo EC300E Thoughts?

    I can see that. Looking at the specs, the volvos tended to be overbuilt/under powered. Certainly less nimble than other brands of the day, and you can see that in the spec sheets. They likely fitted too big a bucket too. Thats the case with my 240b. For a 240, the volvo was plenty powerful...
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    Volvo EC300E Thoughts?

    Looking at upgrading my Volvo EC240B to an EC300E. Thoughts on this unit? Personally, I like the Volvo. Parts are outrageous price, and service and availability is slow. But the machines are lots cheaper than CAT and I think they are every bit as good at getting the work done, cheap to run...
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    Odd Starting issue- older D6t

    D6T zjb00289 2011 or 2012 model Weirdest thing. Dozer has a habit of failing to crank. You get a a bit of clicking etc like a dead bat. Problem is most common when the machine has sat for a couple days, and doesn't present itself if the machine was run yesterday, just like a weak bat...
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    Trencher recommendations

    Has anyone considered putting the trencher to the side of the machine and drive forward instead of backward?
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    Trencher recommendations

    I see the lowe trencher uses a chain reduction gear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I kinda figured the planetary reduction gearset would be more durable. Thx
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    Trencher recommendations

    As far as flow goes, I checked across many brands and they all come pretty close to 33 gpm, unless you go into something like the Cat 299 forestry machine. I didn't think it was that much either, but they are all the same. I know you like CASE, I will check that.
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    Trencher recommendations

    Hello all, I am investigating skid steer trenchers. Looking for recommendations on a new heavy duty unit. Looking for robustness, and high speed trenching, as deep and wide as possible. Soil is clay for the most part. Track loader will be a jcb 3ts8t, one of those zoom boom high flow track...
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    Volvo EC240B Swing gear toast?

    With the motor disassembled, the upper bearing went bad. Probably slowly failed over a week or so. Eventually the bearing piled up and grenaded the pump entirely. It's possible the failure was unrelated to the failure of the gearbox, but who knows.
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    Volvo EC240B Swing gear toast?

    Further to this thread. I purchased and had installed a new gearbox. Seemed to do the job. Went to first jobsite, and set to some light grubbing. 10 minutes in and the swing motor literal blew apart. Cracked the swing motor housing up near the top where the valve body bolts on. I would...
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    Zx130-5

    Swing drive gearbox. How do you drain the oil?
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