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Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:13:47 PM »
I had a switch fail today in the joystick handle of my Fabtek 133.  It's the button for "opens all".  I hooked the wire that goes to it/comes out of it to another switch and the function worked so it must be the switch.  Anyway, anybody got a source for these other than Mother Cat  ???  I ran some searches for them but haven't had any luck coming up with them online.  Maybe I'm not using the right terminology for them  ???  I looked for joystick switches and buttons both for excavators and harvesters.  These have two wires and diode or resistor in them.  Twelve volt goes in and five comes out.
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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 07:35:57 PM »
 I would try Don @ Lakeshore. I know some of the buttons are kind of uncommon, we needed to add one to my handles when I put the wrist on and I got the last one left in the lower 48.

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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 08:53:30 PM »
I used to have problems with push buttons on my old Valmet harvester and I found the part number on the button and bought a bunch of them for a fraction of what the dealer wanted for one. I even had a 12 volt soldering iron to solder the leads right in the cab.

So look on the button for a manufacturers part number and do a search. Seem like I found my parts on Allied Electronics or something like that.
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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 08:57:19 AM »
I've had no luck finding a switch online.  The logo on the diode or resistor, whatever it is, appears to be Mouser Electronics but what I think is the part # doesn't match anything on their site.  A search using the number and an assortment of keywords doesn't turn up this switch either.  I've got to go back to the job and get another switch.  Maybe there's a different #  :-\  This one is hard to read too.  I think it's 330004.  Otherwise I'll make some calls tomorrow AM.
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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 10:06:56 AM »
Do you have sure grip handles? If you do check out suregrip controls.com

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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 02:00:23 PM »
Not Sure Grips  :)
The switches are Otto P7 sub miniatures however I haven't been able to find them with my part #  Yet   ;) :)
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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 02:18:21 PM »
It's a Style P7-3.
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Re: Fabtek Harvester Joystick Buttons/Switches
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 09:17:36 PM »
  I gave up the search and surrendered to Cat.  Michigan Cat in Kalkaska had them in stock at only $47.35 each :(  The good part is I didn't have to go to Kalkaska to get them.  It's almost an hour drive.  They have a drop box at Brechiesen Diesel in Gaylord  8)  Called them at 8AM and they were in the shed at 10:30 when I got there.  Got it back together and ran a couple hours this afternoon after picking up the boys from school and before taking Zach to Youth Civilian Marksmanship.
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