Toyota SDK8

I have a 1984 Toyota SDK8 that I bought a number of years ago.  It is a great skid loader, but because they are no longer imported into the US, it is a real pain to find any info.  I am going to start posting all of the information I have about it on this page, hopefully some other folks will add any information that they may have.  Right now I am focused on getting the starter turning over reliably, it usually only turns over about once every four or five tries.

My bucket attachment is also all mangled up, I am curious if anyone has replaced their’s with a BobCat Quick Tach attachment plate?

Repair manual which covers the inspection, adjustment and repair procedures for the overhaul of the engine, chassis and materials handling system of the Toyota Skid Steer Loader 2SGK6, 2SDK6, 2SDK7, and 2SDK8.

Fuel Filter Napa 3386

Oil Filter Napa 1521
Hydraulic Napa 51551

Fan Belt Mitsubishi 99523-11 52

Motor for SDK8 is a Toyota 2J diesel. Diesel Forklift truck CPCD80-2,80-2J,TOYOTA 2J ENGIN D B 4CY, 2.5 LTR

Go here to find some mini-skid steers.


Toyota SDK8
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Toyota Bobcat Called SDK8
Toyota Skid Steer Loader
Toyota Bobcat Called SDK8
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157 thoughts on “Toyota SDK8

  1. Jack

    My next door neighbor has 80’s SDK8 thats been sitting for years. Asked him about it and he said the hydraulic pump is bad and cant find parts, He showed me a box of parts, that from looking at the repair manual on line, is the HST pump. What does this pump do? It seems pretty small to run anything on this machine. According to the manual its a simple pump, easy to rebuild. Anybody know of any parts for this pump? Thanks Jack

  2. jeff

    Anderson equipment sells parts for SDK 8. That pump runs high pressure hydraulic drive motors

  3. Jack

    Thanks for the quick reply Jeff. I will get in touch with Anderson as soon as I can. I did ask about the wrong pump though. I actually need the “oil pump” Quoting the service manual “One single type gear pump is used as the oil pump. It is commonly used for HST charging and materials handling, and is connected to the PTO shaft of the engine”. Its pictured in section 10 page 3. This is a small pump, maybe 6 inches long 3-4 inches around. Does this work the lift cylinders?

  4. Grant

    Dont have the manual handy but from what you are describing – Yes it does as well as charging the main drive pump for the wheels, as far as parts, any Toyota material handling dealer, (dont go to Toyota car dealer), Toyota fork lift dealers are most common and can provide parts, I usually use Toyota lift, my local one is in Lakeside California, some info on, www (dot) 2sdk8 (dot) com, there are also many aftermarket parts becoming avail for the 2J motor, (eBay etc) not seen much in the way of the charging pump though, but then not been looking, just note Toyota parts can be bit pricey, but you get what you pay for..

  5. mike

    clean all the connections, make sure of batt ground, clean connections in fuse panel, owned one for 25 yrs, best skid loader ever made.

  6. mike

    hydro pump is not made by toyota, grt one any heavy duty shop or machinery parts place.

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