ASV RC50 is one of the most popular track loaders and it has gained popularity for its compact design and exceptional power range. This is a multi-terrain loader, which is why it can be used for various agricultural applications.
It is designed with a 50-horsepower engine, which promises reliable performance and higher power. This track loader offers more ground clearance than any other machines available in the market but is still susceptible to some issues.
So, to help you gain the maximum output and reliable performance, we are sharing some common problems associated with this track loader and the solutions.
Troubleshooting ASV RC50 Problems
- Not Cranking
When you turn the key in the loader to start it, it initiates cranking (it is the chirping sound produced by the engine for a few seconds). The chirping sound of the engine means that the starter is working on turning on the engine.
However, if the loader doesn’t crank if you turn the key, the first step is to check the battery because a dead or weak battery is the primary reason.
Since the battery might have a built-up charge, it’s recommended that you hire a mechanic to check the battery – the weak battery can be jumpstarted with the help of another vehicle.
However, before you jumpstart the battery, it’s recommended that you check the battery cables for corrosion and loose connections. Corrosion can negatively impact the flow of charge while loose connections mean that the battery won’t be able to send power to the electric components.
In case the battery cables are loose, you can use a wrench to tighten them. On the other hand, the corroded wires must be replaced.
Secondly, you have to check the ignition fuse and main starter fuse. The starter fuse is responsible for powering the engine starter while the ignition fuse is responsible for transferring the electric signals from the battery to the ignition components, so the engine can turn on.
Having said that, if these fuses are blown, the electric components won’t be powered, resulting in cranking issues. You can use a multimeter to check these fuses (zero reading on the multimeter means that the fuses are blown and need to be replaced).
Thirdly, you have to check the starter relay. The starter relay is responsible for transmitting power to the solenoid, which draws current from the battery to turn on the engine when you turn the key.
However, if the starter relay is malfunctioning, it won’t be able to draw current to power the engine, hence no cranking. The starter relay can be repaired as you don’t always need a replacement. Last but not least, make sure that the hydraulic flow switch is activated.
- Engine Cranks But Doesn’t Start
When you turn on the track loader and it starts the cranking process but doesn’t actually start up, the most common reason is a damaged injection pump fuse. This fuse is used to provide power to the equipment’s fuel pump.
So, if the fuse is blown, it won’t be able to power on the fuel pump, which prevents the engine startup. It’s recommended that you use a multimeter to check the continuity in the fuse – if there is zero continuity, the fuse must be replaced.
Secondly, you have to ensure that all the connections around this fuse are tight and secure. In addition, if any wires are damaged and corroded, make sure you replace them.
The third most common reason behind startup issues is the heating issue in the glow plugs. The glow plugs are basically the heating devices that help start the engine. In particular, it heats the incoming air and fuel mixture to ensure efficient fuel combustion, which operates the engine.
So, when the glow plugs are unable to heat up, the fuel and air mixture will not heat up and the engine will be hard to start. For this reason, you have to check the glow plugs and replace them if they are damaged.
- Hydraulics Are Not Operating
If the track loader is started but the hydraulics are not operating, there are chances that the lap bar is in a down position. So, the simplest solution is to pull up the lap bar.
However, if the lap bar is already pulled up, you have to check the safety fuse. A safety fuse makes sure that the electronic components of the vehicle aren’t damaged by high temperatures.
In simpler words, the safety fuse helps protect the circuit and other electric components. However, if the safety fuse is blown, the hydraulic system will show performance issues, which is why an immediate replacement is recommended.
In case the safety fuse is working fine, there are chances that the safety relay isn’t activating. It can detect damaged actuators and wire breaks by sending out electric charge or pulses through the wiring.
However, when the safety relay is not activated, the hydraulic system won’t engage. If the safety relay is not activating manually, it’s recommended that you hire a mechanic to repair it.
- Tracks Are Not Operating
In case your track loader is working but the tracks aren’t operating, there are chances of a leak in the feed line. This is because the feed line provides fuel to the tracks to make sure they operate.
However, when there is a leak in this line, it won’t be able to transfer fuel to the tracks. For this reason, it’s recommended that you inspect the feed line and cover the leaks. However, covering the leaks is a short-term solution, so whenever possible, you should replace the leaking feed line.
Secondly, you have to ensure that the pilot controls are working properly and they are producing sufficient pressure to operate the tracks.
- Auxiliary System Is Not Working
The auxiliary system is basically a collection of electrical components of the vehicle that interact with the track loader’s system to support its operation. However, when the auxiliary system stops working, it can cause various operational issues in the track loader.
The first step is to check the auxiliary hydraulic fuse because a blown auxiliary fuse is the most common reason behind the malfunctioning auxiliary system. In case the fuse is blown, just get it replaced. Also, make sure that the auxiliary switch is working properly.
Secondly, you’ve to check the wire connections at the pin connector, auxiliary switch, and fuse. This is because poor connections can restrict these components from working, resulting in the failure of the auxiliary system.
In case any of the cable connections are loose, you have to tighten them but make sure they aren’t corroded (the corroded wires will need to be replaced).
- Battery Is Not Charging
A battery in the vehicle is designed to charge automatically as the track loader operates. However, if the battery is not charging and it goes dead, the most common reason is a blown alternator fuse.
That’s because the alternator fuse is used to protect the circuit from excessive current flow. So, when the alternator fuse is blown, it will cause the melting of the wires, which stops the electric flow to batteries for charging.
So, to fix this problem, you have to replace the blown alternator fuse as well as the melted wires.
However, if changing the fuse doesn’t work, there are chances that the battery’s lifespan has been completed and it needs to be replaced. Ideally, the batteries should be replaced after two to three years. So, if you haven’t changed the batteries in years, it’s time to invest in a new one.
- Popping Noise
In case you turn on the track loader and the tracks start making the popping noise, it means that the tracks are too loose. You can consult the user manual as it has a track adjustment chapter, so you can follow those instructions to tighten up the tracks. In addition to this, make sure that the drive teeth aren’t stuck or worn out.