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    Jcb 8014

    Hi,

    I have recently purchased a 2006 JCB 8014. It seems quite a clean functional machine and doesnít seem to have had a hard life.

    its going to be a steep learning curve for me having never operated one before.

    Could anyone tell me about tracking on this machine please. If I just go full steam ahead, or reverse, she tracks fine but to go slowly she jerks an bucks quite a bit. It may be inexperience and hopefully not sinister.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveindevon View Post
    Hi,

    I have recently purchased a 2006 JCB 8014. It seems quite a clean functional machine and doesnít seem to have had a hard life.

    its going to be a steep learning curve for me having never operated one before.

    Could anyone tell me about tracking on this machine please. If I just go full steam ahead, or reverse, she tracks fine but to go slowly she jerks an bucks quite a bit. It may be inexperience and hopefully not sinister.

    Dave
    from my limited experience of m/cs of this size ...... 's how they are ... 'orrible ... make the best of op.s look an idiot/amateur ..... nasty lil' things ..... finesse and travel do not appear in the same sentence for minis IMHDO

    I spent a couple of days on a 8014, doing a difficult set of garage footings for a mate in '17 .... wasn't bad digging, as long as you didn't expect mush more than a scrape at a time, which was all I wanted in unknown ground and'd load the stockpile out sweet as .... but real noddy loading with a full bucket, tracking as you say was abysmal and the sticks kept going to sleep if you didn't keep it cooking

    better than a 1RB though
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    And thereís more ...

    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    from my limited experience of m/cs of this size ...... 's how they are ... 'orrible ... make the best of op.s look an idiot/amateur ..... nasty lil' things ..... finesse and travel do not appear in the same sentence for minis IMHDO

    I spent a couple of days on a 8014, doing a difficult set of garage footings for a mate in '17 .... wasn't bad digging, as long as you didn't expect mush more than a scrape at a time, which was all I wanted in unknown ground and'd load the stockpile out sweet as .... but real noddy loading with a full bucket, tracking as you say was abysmal and the sticks kept going to sleep if you didn't keep it cooking

    better than a 1RB though
    Thank you for your reply.
    i wonder if I may trouble you for some more thoughts on this machine.

    I, perhaps ďstupidlyĒ bought this machine unseen / untested. I have run it for a couple of hours to gain a bit of confidence and coordination but this morning I notice the following

    1) There is a fluid leak underneath dripping onto the middle of the top of the right track. Iím assuming is hydraulic fluid ? Is very clean and yellowish

    2) Iím concerned about the condition of the tracks. There seems to be some severe cuts on the outside (this may not be a concern) but there seems to be considerable wear and damage on the inside.

    Have I bought a pig in a poke.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveindevon View Post
    Thank you for your reply.
    i wonder if I may trouble you for some more thoughts on this machine.

    I, perhaps ďstupidlyĒ bought this machine unseen / untested. I have run it for a couple of hours to gain a bit of confidence and coordination but this morning I notice the following

    1) There is a fluid leak underneath dripping onto the middle of the top of the right track. Iím assuming is hydraulic fluid ? Is very clean and yellowish

    2) Iím concerned about the condition of the tracks. There seems to be some severe cuts on the outside (this may not be a concern) but there seems to be considerable wear and damage on the inside.

    Have I bought a pig in a poke.

    Dave

    Muz ! Q.s for you Boyo ....
    sounds suspiciously like hydraulic to me, but can't recall what's above that R/h track .... plumbing IIRC

    Can you get some pix up of the issues with the tracks .... remarkable what they'll stick before letting go and not the horrendously dear items they once were for smaller machines
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    And thereís more ...

    Sorry I didnít mean to do that

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    have a flick through the pix of the 'garage' dig ... it's possible to achieve a lot with the lil' girl



    right click on the pic - open in new tab'll take you to the rest
    the stockpile was the result of being let down by the local skip outfit
    Last edited by v8druid; 14-04-2019 at 06:25 PM.
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    Muz ! Q.s for you Boyo ....
    sounds suspiciously like hydraulic to me, but can't recall what's above that R/h track .... plumbing IIRC

    Can you get some pix up of the issues with the tracks .... remarkable what they'll stick before letting go and not the horrendously dear items they once were for smaller machines
    maybe im worrying unnecessarily after parting with £7720 (inc.trailer and delivery) I donít want to shell out on repairs already.

    Iíll take some pics tomorrow to see you reckon.

    Thank you for your thoughts, much appreciated.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    have a flick through the pix of the 'garage' dig ... it's possible to achieve a lot with the lil' girl

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    right click on the pic - open in new tab'll take yo to the rest
    Great photos thanks

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveindevon View Post
    Sorry I didnít mean to do that
    do what Boyo
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveindevon View Post
    Looks straight enough at a distance ..... your oil leak could be something as simple as a loose oil pipe connection or a hose chafed and about to let go .... or even a damaged O ring/seal/etc. and could even be running from a completely different location ?
    how much oil over how long a period ?

    nothing like hydraulic for finding its way out .... got a lot of pressure behind it and always be aware that a squirting pinhole leak has enough pressure to inject oil into you body/bloodstream and kill you ...... be careful when leak hunting and do not do it with your hand
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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