How to Raise the Body on a Bobcat Skid-Steer

by K.K. Lowell

The body, properly called the operator cab, of a Bobcat Skid Steer must be in the raised position to access the hydraulic oil filter and control linkages when repair or maintenance is required. Luckily, the engineers at Bobcat did a good job of designing the cab mounts, making this a fairly straightforward operation.

Step 1

Remove any loose objects, such as gloves, hard-hats or tools from the cab interior.

Step 2

Locate the cab retaining bolts in the front corners of the cab. These are located in the bottom of the cab on both sides of the door opening.

Step 3

Use the 19-mm socket to turn the nuts in a counter-clockwise direction to remove them. Remove the square washer located under each nut as well.

Step 4

Stand on the top step of the loader and place one hand firmly on the bottom of both entry-assist hand rails. You must lift steadily on both rails to raise the cab. Be sure to lift the cab until it locks in place.

Lower the cab when done by lifting the cab slightly and pushing in on the lock mechanism on the gas cab support piston. This releases the the lock and allows the careful lowering of the cab.

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