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Should all hydraulic cylinders on my bobcat mini excavator be extended when checking the fluid level in the reservoir using the sight gauge?
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12/23/2017
Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 4 years ago
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Generally, the common position is half way on all the cylinders. If all are extended the tank will become over full when all are retracted. I am not certain how Bobcat recommends position the machine so, it would be best to review your owners manual for checking the fluid levels.
Caterpillar places the stick at a right angle to the boom and the bucket bottom is flat on the ground. This position it very close to having all the cylinders at the halfway position. This is used on most larger models but some other brands do place the stick and boom differently.
If you don,t have a manual, use the halfway position until you can contact a Bobcat dealer so you can be certain of the correct level.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Thanks...I do have a manual and now i understand what they were getting at with the given instructions
Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 4 years ago
Great, glad I could help. If you need anything else, please let me know.
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