Matbro TR250 engine cutting out

Caithness Crofter

Mixed Farmer
Good evening

Just wondering if anyone can help. My Matbro TR250 engine keeps cutting out when I put the Shuttle Lever in forward and the same in reverse. I have checked all the fluid levels which are all satisfactory.

Has anyone any suggestions as to what to try next.

Thank you


Not as far as I can see, sometimes if I keep the machine revving for a few minutes it will move?

TFF mystery riddles as normal! your making it sound like you have both an engine and a transmission problem now!

Forget the transmission/drive a minute, get it running then use the hydraulics, dead end a service to put engine under some load. Does it stop then? if so check the fuel solenoid wiring then go all through the fuel system for blockages or sucking of air etc.

If it doesn't then, take the steering column apart and look for damaged wires under the column and around the f/r switch, still check the fuel solenoid wires though as common, test the power at the solenoid when transmission is in drive using a test BULB and check the earth, you might have water in a multipin plug that's shorting between circuits?

OR maybe the drive is locked up which would be rare but possible!


Its a TR250ITL

disconnect the wires on the fuel solenoid, make up a tempory power feed from 2 core cable, take power off the battery + easiest place is off the starter motor, take the earth off the starter or chassis nearby. add a switch if you want or make it so you can pull wire off easy to stop it (dont leave connected overnight you will burn it out, its a tempory thing to confirm electric supply problem or fuel)

Be aware unless you run the wire via the cab and a switch you will not be able to stop the engine with out getting off, Hense why i say this is TEMPORY for testing purposes or a solution to get the cows fed type thing not a fix.

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