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MW24C Scoop Loader Parts
By | April 5, 2022
Parts for the old MW24C scoop loader are hard to come by. Here's what to do!...

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M400W Skid Steer Loader: Door Assembly NSN
By | March 28, 2022
Get a door assembly for the M400W skid steer loader using the NSN in this article. Read on...

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Backhoe Loader: Transmission Oil and Cylinder Hose NSN Info
By | Oct. 20, 2021
Mechanics, keep these NSNs handy when it comes to keeping the backhoe loader mission ready at the worksite...

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924H Wheel Loader: Parts Info Update
By | Oct. 18, 2021
Keep these parts NSNs handy until the 924H wheel loader’s TMs are updated. They include the camera cable, rear composite light and light switch...

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M400W Compact Skid Loader: Prevent Battery Drain Again
By | Oct. 18, 2021
Operators, keep these preventive maintenance pointers in mind for your M400W compact skid loaders as the season changes from warmer to cooler weather. You’ll want to pass this info along to buddies in your unit...

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966H Wheel Loader: Operator PM Tips
By | Sept. 20, 2021
Operators, here are some preventive maintenance tips to keep your loader in action. Read on to discover tips about the battery switch, hood tilt switch, oil levels and more...

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Backhoe Loader: Secondary Air Filter
By | June 3, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 742 (Sep 14), p. 60. Get a new secondary air filter for your backhoe loader (BHL) with NSN 2940-01-566-5009. The previous NSN is for a terminal item...

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Backhoe Loader: Dig Up Some PM!
By | April 7, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 759 (Feb 16), p. 18-19. Operators, safety is job #1 when using the backhoe loader (BHL)! So for tip-top backhoe operations, keep these pointers from WP 0012-8 and 0012-9 of tm 5-2420-...

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Backhoe Loader: How to Operate On Hilly Ground
By | March 11, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 759 (Feb 16), p. 17. Keep your backhoe loader (BHL) low and balanced when you travel across rough or hilly ground, operators...

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924H Wheel Loader: Breathe Easy with Precleaner Parts
By | Feb. 23, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 759 (Feb 16), p. 25. Dear Editor, If you need to repair the 924H wheel loader’s air precleaner, you’ll come up empty looking for parts in Fig 22 of TM 5-3805- 298-24P...

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996H Wheel Loader: Lube the Bucket
By | Nov. 13, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 736 (Mar 14), p. 16. The pivot pins and lift arms on your wheel loader’s bucket need lots of lube to do their job. Without lube, the bucket will begin squeaking while it’s being raised or...

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Backhoe Loader: Stay Away from Ether Spray!
By | Oct. 22, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 792 (Nov 18), p. 17. Take a quick walk through any engineering battalion and you’ll see lots of construction equipment with built-in starting aids. These aids help vehicle engines turn...

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Backhoe Loader: New Tires Need a Little Work
By | Sept. 29, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 746 (Jan 15), p. 21. When it’s time to replace tires on your backhoe loader (BHL), you’ve got a little work to do! Unlike most equipment, the BHL does not have a tire and wheel assembly...

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M400W Skid Loader: Stop Needless Battery Replacement!
By | Sept. 14, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 779 (Oct 17), p. 17. Operators, it’s no secret that M400W compact-skid loaders have an ongoing problem with battery drain. Most use the yellow-top Optima batteries...

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CAT Construction Equipment: Replacing Valve Filter Saves Bucks
By | June 22, 2020
If you’ve got a newer piece of CAT construction equipment—like the 120M road grader, 924H wheel loader, D7R II dozer or 621G scraper—you’ve no doubt noticed they come equipped with an ether start aid valve, NSN...

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966H Wheel Loader: What’s That Squeaky Noise?
By | June 15, 2020
Operators, you’ll know it when you hear it. That loud squeaky noise on your 966H wheel loader’s bucket is the pivot pins and lift arms screaming for attention. Without regular lube, the bucket starts to squeak when it’s...

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Backhoe Loader (BHL): Avoid Turbo Burnout!
By | June 12, 2020
For you newly-trained backhoe loader (BHL) operators, remember to use the fuel pump solenoid switch to prime and protect the BHL’s turbocharger. The switch is located to the right and just below the steering wheel. Holding...