Servicing the TracksCheck the tracks for excessive wear and clean them
periodically. If the tracks are worn, replace them.
|Cleaning the Tracks|
1. With a bucket on the loader arms, lower the
bucket to the ground so that the front of the
traction unit lifts off of the ground a few inches.
2. Stop the engine, and remove the key.
3. Using a water hose or pressure washer, remove
dirt from each track system.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that you fully clean
the road wheels, the tension wheel, and the
drive sprocket (Fig. 29). The road wheels
should rotate freely when clean.
|Replacing the Tracks|
When the tracks are badly worn, replace them.
1. Lower the loader arms, stop the engine, and
remove the key.
2. Lift/support the side of the unit to be worked on
so that the track is three to four inches (7.6 to 10
cm.) off of the ground.
3. Remove the locking bolt and nut (Fig. 30).
4. Using a 1/2 in. drive socket, release the drive
tension by turning the tensioning screw
clockwise (Fig. 30 and 31).
5. Push the tension wheel toward the rear of the
unit to move the fork tube against the frame
(Fig. 31). (If it does not touch the frame,
continue turning the tensioning screw until it
6. Begin removing the track at the top of the
tension wheel, peeling it off of the wheel while
rotating the track forwards.
7. When the track is off of the tension wheel,
remove it from the drive sprocket and road
wheels (Fig. 31).
8. Beginning at the drive sprocket, coil the new
track around the sprocket, ensuring that the lugs
on the track fit between the spacers on the
sprocket (Fig. 31).
|9. Push the track under and between the road
wheels (Fig. 31).|
10. Starting at the bottom of the tension wheel,
install the track around the wheel by rotating the
track rearward while pushing the lugs into the
11. Turn the tensioning screw counter-clockwise
until the distance between the tension nut and
the back of the fork tube (Fig. 32) is 2 3/4 in.
12. Align the closest notch in the tension screw to
the locking bolt hole and secure the screw with
the locking bolt and nut.
13. Lower the traction unit to the ground.
14. Repeat steps 2 through 13 to replace the other