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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220 thoughts on “Toyota SDK8

  1. 4510

    What battery are you all replacing in the SDK8? My local place wanted $1100. Need cold cranking amps. My numbers are all worn off.

  2. Dan Williams

    RE: Battery for sdk8—I have the sdk7 model and just replaced the tractor battery(650CCA) which was in mine with a 900CCA low profile type from the local Fleet/Farm store-fitment was much better as this battery is lower and wider than a tractor battery. One angle bracket with two battery hooks and it rides rock solid-no bouncing around! I paid about $125.00 with a battery/core exchange. It has plenty of reserve in the cold weather and will stand up to many hard starts. JFYI

  3. Thomas Spitters

    Where can I get pins and bushings for the arms and bucket attachment. Mine are c completely whore out

  4. Ron Stonehouse

    I am chasing an oil pump for a SDK8 serial number 10204. Where can I pick one up?
    Thanks Ron

  5. Ploeg82

    Hey guys I have a 1990s SKD7. I am pretty sure the main pump on it is shot. It will go in forward and reverse when cold but the hydraulics will hardly go up. Once it is hot it struggles to move. Any ideas if I’m on the right track and if so do I just get the pump rebuilt? The little engine runs great even though the machine is beat all to hell because I bought it from a demolition company but I’m thinking of selling it if this pump issue is a pain in the rear. I’m in Virginia and can deliver with in reason. Let me know what you guys think and feel free to call me at (804) 514-1294

  6. eugene zambon

    I just bought a sdk8 and when turning especially to the right it makes a clicking noise. My parking brake does not work could that be the problem?

  7. Robbie

    Hi. I have an 86 SDK8 that I need some help with. Machine was fine until I blew a hydraulic line, I stopped using immediately, repairs the line and now only the right side is working.
    Any help would be appreciated!

  8. Chris

    I have a Toyota SDK 10 runs great if I could get this problem resolved, I turn on the key and it wont engage the release on the foot controls or start, there’s just no power, no gages nothing I’ve traced all the wires for a brake nothing. Any Ideas ????

  9. Dan

    Did you check the lower left hand corner where the three pedals are for a locking bar that might lock out all the pedals? Mine is disconnected and sometimes if my left foot hits same it will lock-out all 3. Does your safety switch on the bottom of seat maybe shut down the start feature? Just a WAG??

  10. Chris

    Thanks for getting back to me, I resolved my problem, what I found was under the throttle cover, there was a wire harness plug in the left back corner that looked good from the outside but once I unplugged it it fell apart, rewired it and runs great again. 3 days I looked for that ptoblem.

  11. Bill Beckelman

    I have an SDK8 that starts and runs with new tires but it needs some work. I’m in New Jersey. 7327683331

  12. Austin Cloninger

    I have a SDK eight that the voltage system is charging at 18 V as soon as I got it running,, I replaced the regulator I’m not sure if they gave me the right regulator, has anyone had this issue? Any ideas? Thanks!

  13. Grant

    Is the problem the same before and after replacing the regulator? if its going over voltage, check the wiring, maybe the regulator is missing the ground back to the alternator, the ‘E’ wire – so the field coils are permanently energized, maybe a crusty connector on regulator or alternator, check continuity on all the wiring from alternator to regulator. The following diagram shows the basic internals of the alternator and regulator, looks pretty close to what the 2SDK8 one is, may help understand how it works and diagnose the issue
    Was it a genuine part? I picked up an after market voltage regulator for my 2sdk8 couple years ago, same part number, same fit – new style case, and didn’t work, was potted so could not look inside it – I forget exactly what symptoms it gave, not sure if just defective or wired bit different or cheap chinesium junk. My original one, had burnt up one of the coils after the wire on the alternator came loose and shorted out.

  14. Cranky

    Just a update concerning anyone with the Toyota 2J 2.5 diesel engine. I have been trying for a long time to find the insulated glow plug caps/covers/grommets here stateside to no avail. Went on a Equipment website and was told by one member there that the correct Toyota part# for aforementioned is 90189-04024 grommet and I was able to order(12) like to have spares-from they are worldwide based in UK? Total cost in usa $17.00 shipped price to doorstep! Kudo’s to that member/site as this was a real help! JFYI

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