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Grey Market mini skid steer

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by nutter, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. nutter

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    I currently own a TCM CLARK BOBCAT 315 , it runs a Kubota ZB600 engine , I've been going around and around on the web looking for parts and a shop manual, does anyone have any ideas ?...the unit appears to run ok ( about 1400 hrs ) , it needs routine maintenance ( filters , etc )...keep getting this gray market response...bobcat haven't helped and Kubota only seem to deal with tractors...does anyone have one of these units ??:confused:
     
  2. DIYDAVE

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    owning the gray market machines can be frustrating, not because they're no good but because of what you're going through, finding parts and info. If you need filters etc... you may be able to take an old part to a NAPA(parts store) and compare. Of course you'll have to find a good parts dealer that doesn't mind a little challenge. I lived close to a NAPA dealer some years back that was a huge help, if he couldn't match a part he would call around, I think he liked the puzzle of it. Parts are out there, it may be the same part# you find or chances are it'll be a cross reference/match.
     
  4. nutter

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    Hi so far I've attempted to cross reference the existing hyd. filter , the number on the casing crosses to an oil filter....hmm bought this unit as is , who knows what the previous owner used ...will try the local NAPA dealer today
     
  5. crewchief888

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    if you have a pic of it, i'd like to see the machine :)


    :drinkup
     
  6. mowingman

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    Try a Kubota "industrial diesel" service center. This is a whole different division of Kubota. They support the Kubota engine models that are NOT commonly used in the Kubota Ag. equipment.
     
  7. maddog

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    I'll 2nd the picture idea
     
  8. nutter

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    Thanks for the tip, will try ASAP
     
  9. nutter

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    I don't have any pics of the unit . it's located on a property overseas ...but just type in tcm clark bobcat 315 in you tube , there are at least 3 units identical to mine , for sale....can't miss it looks like an oversized Tonka toy...
     
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  10. crewchief888

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    i wonder if this was a unit that was made (or exported) overseas.

    the frame/loader arms are similar to a bobcat 440 or farmboy, but the tailgate is much different (from what i remember seeing years ago)
    what engine does it have in it?

    :drinkup
     
  11. bobcat1

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    Pics need!:cool:
     
  12. nutter

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    It's been awhile but here are some pics of my problematic TCM CLARK BOBCAT 315....I need a parts book and access to some parts...the unit was manufactured entirely in Japan , as you can tell from the pics....anyone have any ideas drop me a line , thanks
     

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  13. nutter

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    Here are a few more pics :
     

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