Home Buying Resources Loaders Your Machine Maintenance Checklist: The Basics (Infographic) Your Machine Maintenance Checklist: The Basics (Infographic)Your Machine Maintenance Checklist: The Basics Published on December 4, 2019 Our easy-to-use machine maintenance checklist shares the basics on how often you should service different components of your compact track loader and what to look for during your inspection. While a great resource, this list is not intended to replace the critical information found in our official Bobcat manuals. Find your machine’s manual for detailed information on compact track loader operation, maintenance and more. Your Compact Track Loader Service Schedule: The Basics 8 - 10 HOURS Engine Oil Check engine oil level every 8 to 10 hours. Add oil as needed but don’t overfill. Hydraulic Fluid Check hydraulic fluid level 8 to 10 hours. Add fluid as needed. Engine Air Filter Check display panel for flashing service indicator and replace filter when service code is present. Engine Cooling System While the machine is cold, check the coolant level and add premixed coolant as needed. Clean debris from the oil cooler, radiator, fuel cooler, air conditioning condenser and rear grill. Fuel Filter Remove trapped water every 8 to 10 hours. Lift Arms, Lift Links, Cylinders, Bob-Tach system, Pivot Pins, Wedges Lubricate with multipurpose lithium-based grease every 8 to 10 hours. FIRST MACHINE CHECKS Tracks If applicable, for the first 24 hours, check your tracks for damage, wear and the correct tension every 8 to 10 hours. 50 HOURS Hydraulic Hoses and Tubelines Check for damaged or leaking hydraulic hoses and tubelines. Parking Brake, Foot Pedals, Hand Controls and Steering Levers or Joysticks Check for correct operation. Repair or adjust as needed. Tracks Check tension and adjust as needed. FIRST MACHINE CHECKS Engine Oil and Filter If applicable, replace after the first 50 hours of use. 100 HOURS Battery Inspect battery cables and connections, clean and tighten as needed. If your machine is used infrequently, install a battery maintainer. 250 HOURS Engine Oil and Filter Replace every 12 months/250 hours under standard operating conditions, or 100 hours when operating in severe conditions. Engine / Hydrostatic Drive Belt Adjust the idler arm stop. Check belt for wear or damage. 500 HOURS Fuel Filter Replace filter element every 12 months or every 500 hours. 1,000 HOURS Engine Valves Adjust the engine valves every 1,000 hours. Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Filter Replace the hydraulic/hydrostatic filter every 1,000 hours. Hydraulic Reservoir Completely replace the fluid every 1,000 hours. 2 YEARS Coolant Replace coolant every 2 years.