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Bobcat 325G 2 speed travel not working

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by UpNorth Mini Excavating, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. UpNorth Mini Excavating

    UpNorth Mini Excavating Member

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    Hey everyone, I would need a little help. On my 325G the 2 speed travel does not work. When I press the button for 2 speed travel, the light comes on but it does not change the speed. Any ideas????

    Thanks
     
  2. Blondie70

    Blondie70 Active Member

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    Howdy. I can't help you diagnose your problem but want to ask you what RPM you generally run at when digging ? Also, are your controls real sensitive? Do you get any jerkiness ? I have the 331 G.
    Thanks, Pete
     
  3. The Learner

    The Learner Well-Known Member

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    This is going to sounds odd
    What condition is your gear oil in, in your reduction hub
    I have seen on 2t minis the 2 speed does not work effectively when the oil is bad

    On the other end of the scale
    Have you tested that the pilot soleniod is functioning
    Electrically and hydraulicly
     
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  4. UpNorth Mini Excavating

    UpNorth Mini Excavating Member

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    The gear oil has just been changed. I have not tested the pilot solenoid. Any advice on how to do it effectively?
    Thanks
     
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  5. UpNorth Mini Excavating

    UpNorth Mini Excavating Member

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    Blonde, I am not sure of the exact rpm but I have the throttle up all the way when digging. I have no jerkiness at all. My controls are not super sensitive. They feel just about right.
     
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  6. The Learner

    The Learner Well-Known Member

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    With a multimeter test all the coils for power
    Then find which on comes on and off with your 2 speed button
    Undo the retaining nut and test if the coil has pull
    Remove the coil and stem and see that the spool is shifting
    Check the ports for contamination
     
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