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I have a 2004 caterpillar 287b track machine. Joystick

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I have a 2004 caterpillar 287b track machine. Joystick control. When going forward, I let go of joystick to center position to stop and the machine comes to a stop but also turns to the right. Then it takes a second to go again or go backwards. I’m used to our bobcat which has instant forward tobackward controls. This seems to have a delay as well as the turning to the right when stopping. This only happens while going forward. Reverse stops equally.
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Mechanic: Jeremy, Technician replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi Jeremy. I’d prefer to work with somebody who has experience with this problem on this machine or similar machines that use the same mechanics. Not sure if cat skid steers use the same as others.
Mechanic: Jeremy, Technician replied 6 months ago

I'll opt out for someone that knows it better and list to top of board for you.

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago
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I see no one has given an answer, I'm not familiar with the joystick control either. But with a conventional unit, the levers at the drive pumps would be out of sync. To adjust you would remove levers at the pumps, crank engine and pumps will go to neutral, then the adjustment to linkage is made to match the levers. With the joystick, you may have potentiometer that would be the adjustment.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
From what I read the 287b does not have potentiometer. You’ve helped me tremendously before with my bobcats. This caterpillar machine is a different beast. Do you know anyone in this network that is a cat mechanic? Specifically on joystick controls in that model?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

No, There may be one, but they have not answered, but have you tried to adjust at the pump levers?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Not yet. I’ll try that today and see what happens.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

OK>

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