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873 Bobcat Muffler

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by w38571, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. w38571

    w38571 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to pay BobCat the 570.00 for a muffler. Anyone know of an aftermarket muffler for a 873 ?

    Thanks
     
  2. lantraxco

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    Think I would build one rather than spend that much...
     
  3. monster76

    monster76 Senior Member

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    There is billion after market myffler t every parts store just look at the demensions one of them would have to.fit
     
  4. LibertyBobcat

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    I just ran my 753 straight piped. :usa Its really not too bad, the fan almost makes more noise then the exhaust. And it cost me 15 bucks!!
     
  5. overworked

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    Only problem with straight pipe is no spark arrestor,
     
  6. LibertyBobcat

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    Is it needed?
     
  7. w38571

    w38571 Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid to run an open pipe due to fire & there would be no back pressure on the engine.
     
  8. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    One of the many reasons I have divorced Bobcat...
     
  9. LibertyBobcat

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    I was in tractor supply the other day and they had a muffler there that could be used. With some modification of course
     
  10. graywolf

    graywolf New Member

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    I did save mine by taking it off and rebuilding it I cut the metal for the ends and mig it and save about 250 dollars, All it took is a little time.
     
  11. steve(ill)

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    we just made a muffle for a T190. I took some 1/8 inch strap 4 inches wide and cut 4 pieces 23 inches long. we welded up a 3 sided box 4 x 4 x 23 and put 3-4 baffles inside, then welded the last side in place. I used the original inlet 180 degree elbow from the old muffler and MIG into place. we bought a 1-3/4 dia stainless flex exhaust pipe 12 inches long and used it on the motor manifold to muffler pipe.
     
  12. stovein

    stovein Well-Known Member

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    diesel engines do not need back pressure and there is no vacuum in the intake also.