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
Not a BobCat
Toyota Bobcat Called SDK8
Toyota Skid Steer Loader
Toyota Bobcat Called SDK8
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121 thoughts on “Toyota SDK8

  1. Phil Mnuk

    High, I have a SDK8 skidsteer. It is 30 years old so I’m looking for some new parts for it. I’m looking for the EDIC motor and other new parts, starter, altenator relays etc. I have the part numbers of the motor but cannot find anyone that sells it buy searching it on line. Does anyone know where I can get parts for it?

  2. Grant

    You will have to buy parts through a Toyota Material Handling dealer, for my ‘2SDK8′ I usually go to Toyota Lift, 11446 N Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071
    (619) 562-5438
    Toyota parts are pricy, the engine is used in several models of forklifts etc, so you may find some aftermarket parts on ebay etc hit and miss, but have never seen EDIC motor, you might try getting the starter motor/alternator etc rewind – might be cheaper, some parts are end of life…

  3. Grant

    first hit on ebay US searching ‘sdk8′ found a starter motor $319, if you click on the ‘go to other items from this seller’ who knows… you may find an alternator… no clue on how decent the parts are… if you find a parts source other than Toyota dealers… please post

  4. scott

    I am looking for a set of spring holders for the travel levers for my 2SDK8 bobcat. Any help would be appreciated.

  5. jeff

    Hi im all new here.. and I have a sdk8 It runs good. but will need a fan blade can anyone point a direction,,,,thanks for any help

  6. Terry

    I just got a 2SDK8 skid steer with the motor out and all apart. Could any of you with one of these machines please take pictures of the throttle/intake linkage and engine bay for me? I feel I may have parts missing.

  7. Gary

    Hi guys. I have a 2SDK8 as well which has no bash plates on it. I can get them new from Toyota Japan but at $400 a plate im not to keen on that idea. If anyone can measure theirs up and post a drawing that would be greatly appriciated. I would much prefer to knock them up my self. Thanks

  8. Terry H

    Jeff, I just ordered a fan blade along with many other 2J parts from “parts we can”. It is the only place I have found parts and the prices are good. Shipping is higher but it is direct from China. And again, could someone send me pics of the throttle linkage/ injection pump. And other under hood pics. Please!

  9. Grant

    Terry, I have posted some photos of the throttle and engine bay, http://www.2sdk8.com/gallerythrottle/
    if there are other photos you are looking for please send me a post in the forum http://www.2sdk8.com/forum/
    Where about are you located?, perhaps someone in your area has a 2sdk8 you can go look at…
    I am curious about the parts you ordered from china, would be interested in hearing about them when they arrive, quality of the parts and how you would rate the experience.

    Gary, are the bash plates the under carriage protection plates? http://www.2sdk8.com/protectionplates/, drop me a note in forum with email and I will get measurements http://www.2sdk8.com/forum/

  10. Terry H

    Thank you for the pictures grant. I will let you know how the parts go, as I am curious myself…. But I dont have many options. Partswecan is the only place I have found parts… I should be getting them in a week or so.

  11. Terry H

    I ordered a bunch of 2J diesel parts. The 2J Toyota diesel is in the 2SDK8 skid steer and is very hard to find parts for, or at least was for me. After searching and not wanting to pay huge numbers for parts I found “partswecan.com” they do not have much for the Toyota skid steer itself but do have every singtle engine part you could need, from internal to external engine parts. They do have parts for other engines and machines too. I ordered a bunch of parts (crankshaft, camshaft, push rods, tappets, pistons, sleeves, fan blade, etc..) I paid using Papal. After only a week I received all my parts from China! Only a week! Everything I ordered showed up and seems to be of good quality. The prices are very reasonable (cheaper than I thought it would be) partswecan.com is a safe and reliable supplier of engine parts for the Toyota 2SDK8 and other machines.


    Hey guys,
    I have sdk8 skid steer 1993

    The battery wont charge, the glow plugs wont work and oil pressure / glow plug lights don’t light up.

    it will start when its not cold and I have changed the alternator

    If anyone has any ideas I will be grateful thank you

  13. Terry H

    I just got my 2SDK8 machine running and when I move the steering controls it moans quite loud. It moves good and seems to have power. Is this normal noise? It is very loud. It was completely drained of the ATF type F fluid and I did re fill and drain air from the system… Atlast I think I got it all out. If this is or isn’t normal what would be a fix to quieting it down?

  14. Willow


    Trying to find some info on the service filters for a friend of mine who is not great with computers.

    I am chasing part numbers for a 4SDK8? They are worn off on his machine.

    Does anyone have them? I can’t find the right service manual to buy, it is def. a 4SDK8-12422, around a 92-94 model.

    Any help you could give would be appreciated.

    Also chasing the number for the belt too. Thanks in Advance

  15. Scott

    Have a sdk8 with a rebuilt motor here in Australia . I think I have a stuck or missing a relief valve as when the drives are going it’s all fine but if you stop the drive it blows a seal on the pump and ends up filling the engine with oil.. Anyone got any ideas..??? [email protected]

  16. craig

    I know this is an old thread, but what the heck- I have the adapter for sdk to bobcat. Weight a hundred pounds or so, so shipping might be a problem. Also- the photos of the throttle linkage on the sdk8 are nothing like the connectors on my sdk7, so be aware.

  17. Dan

    I’m new to this too, would it be possible to post up some pictures of the adapter for sdk to bobcat or other quick tach if it is still available? Thanks………….Dan…….Newbie

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