Even with good maintenance regimens, things can go wrong at times. Here’s a quick rundown of the most common excavator problems and solutions.
Please note that the concerns and remedies listed below are broad. If you’re having problems operating your excavator correctly, contact your dealer or a local service specialist for help. If you aren’t a qualified technician, don’t fix the problem yourself.
Several factors could be to blame. For example, a difficulty with the charge pump, being stuck in high-speed mode, not enough pressure or flow in the hydraulics, a blockage in the motor case drain line, or the tracks being too tight could all be contributing factors.
WHY DOES IT HEAT UP?
Overheating is a particular problem with smaller excavators. When your excavator overheats, be sure to check the following things:
- Verify the load
- Inspect the exhaust system
- Make sure the radiator cap is secure.
- Keep the radiator clean.
WHY IS IT NOT STARTING?A variety of factors could cause this problem. Examine the following:
- First, check the voltage from the key to the starter with a voltmeter if you have one.
- Second, check the directional joystick; it’s possible that the directional cables are to blame.
- Then, double-check the starter’s wires.
- Finally, make sure the ‘dead man’s switch’ is turned on because if it isn’t, the excavator won’t start.
WHY IS MY EXCAVATOR SO SLOW TO MOVE?
- A problem with the hydraulic system is one of the most typical reasons. Therefore, it’s preferable to have a service technician come out and inspect the hydraulics. Among the causes are:
- Hydraulic seals that have corroded Hydraulic drive that is old or defective. Lastly, a hydraulic pump that isn’t working properly