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    259D conversion to mechanical bucket coupler?

    If you check out my replies above it would be the cheapest solution you could come up with. I looked into the cat hydraulic coupler and think for the amount you need (and what you're getting) it would be the way to go if you are against manual. I'm extremely pleased with how my levers turned...
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    259D conversion to mechanical bucket coupler?

    Thank you. I will be selling the machine soon most likely anyway so didn't want to stick a lot of money into something like that just to potentially not get my money back out of that portion. I was really concerned something in the mechanics would be different enough to not let it work since...
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    259D conversion to mechanical bucket coupler?

    Quick update for if it helps anyone in the future. I ended up making a couple levers. I used the original rotating plate that usually connects to the motor end (or hydraulic cylinder) and just bolted the levers to it using 2 existing holes. It works well with positive lockup and proper...
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    259D conversion to mechanical bucket coupler?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I am wanting to try out one of the new 255s so don't know if it's worth investing money into the hydraulic unit just to sell it this spring. As mentioned I'm just using a ratchet so feel it may just be a lever and hardware purchase, but didn't know if anyone...
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    259D conversion to mechanical bucket coupler?

    Hi all. This is on a 2017 259D CTL, SN FTL11539. The electric quick coupler went out 3 times on the PO, so he gave up and gutted the motor/wires to the loader arm. You now use a 3/8" ratchet to drop the bucket/change tools and it's rather inconvenient. Before I spend the money on the CAT...
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    Bobcat genuine drive belt - t595 t590 t550 s510 s530 s550 s570 s590 s595

    New, was a spare to keep on hand and sold machine. They're $130 new. Fits the following Bobcat loaders: S510, S530, S550, S570, S590, S595, T550, T590, T595 Flat, cogged drive belt with 4 groves 64.3 inches long 1.60 inches wide $60. Located in Bloomsdale MO
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    CAT 257B head gasket, seals, gaskets, hardware etc

    Hi all. I bought all these items to do a head gasket on my C2.2 257B but sold the machine since then and have had this stuff on the shelf. I have about $275 in it. $100 for all sound fair enough?? Part no QTY Desc 156-6988 14 BOLT 532-6842 14 Bolt-flange 183-1164 4...
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    McLaren Industrial attachments, does anyone have any experience with them

    Thanks guys. I went ahead and ordered one today so hopefully it looks as good in person. I've never seen or heard of them around in this area, other than rubber. I will say, they look identical to express steel and one other (do not remember the brand) at the same price so assume one of...
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    McLaren Industrial attachments, does anyone have any experience with them

    Hi guys. I'm looking to purchase a grapple soon for my 259d3 and the McLaren extreme grapple. https://www.mclarenindustries.com/us/en/attachments/extreme-duty-skid-steer-grapple/47/ They are $4500 ish for 78" and $4k for a 72". I see (extremely) similar designs from other companies selling...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Nige, I do thanks to you. I was just going through that a little bit ago. I assume it's "8- control GP - Machine". I should have mentioned that before I guess. For some reason I was thinking it was in back by the engine. I saw "186-Control GP - Engine" listed but wasn't sure. This should...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    So all was good in troubleshooting the tilt sensor. I determined power is getting to the sensor and grounding correctly. I ran into issues when the ECM became involved. This is embarrassing...where is the dang ECM? Usually back on the cold side of the engine, aren't they?? Very good chance...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Thanks Mike! I will keep an eye on it.
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    You are correct. I take it back. Previous owner just confirmed Rotella 15w40.
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    I will do that this weekend. I need to get an oil pressure gauge first. Lots to do. This is somewhat concerning as I really hope there is nothing (major) wrong with it. All fluids/filters were changed ~50 hours ago. It has Mobil Delvac 5w40. Is it possible that since this isn't in...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Thank you for all of that info. I did not know the difference between the events and diagnostics, but it makes sense now. I skimmed the bucket troubleshooting log but will print it out tomorrow and begin testing. Very helpful. It's actually a 100-1 code. See attached. I didn't see any...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Hey guys. Between the extremely helpful info from Nige and 92u 3406, figured I might try sneaking a couple more things in here rather than a new thread. I've been using the machine and working through issues as I go. There were quite a few logged events and diagnostics codes. A buddy is a...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    I'm actually going to whack the easy button and borrow a working camera of another 259d3 locally. If that does or does not work I'll know if it's hardware or time to trace wires
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Little update, the low voltage has popped up several times. The machine is at 12.1v overnight, and quickly comes up to 14.5v after running for a short time. Wondering if my battery is failing. With the help of Nige, I was able to spin my head looking at wiring schematics. The camera is...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Sounds good, thanks! That sounds expensive though.. hoping it is something simple. Yes it is. There was nothing I saw on the camera, but I will check for info on the asterisk. I wish they gave you a copy on the CD (appears to only be the parts manual on the CD) so I don't have to sit in the...
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    About to buy 2020 259D3, couple questions

    Sounds good, I will give that a shot. Do you guys have any ideas on the rear camera, or how it should be triggered for that matter? I did not see any mechanical switches to adjust around the joystick. Nige, what you expected before on the error code present? Last final drive change was...
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