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 08-12-2011, 19:02 Post: 179801
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Well I have had my Kobelco SK015 Excavator for bout 9 months now ( 150 hrs.). In that time it threw a track off 3 times. Once was a small stump--other 2 turning on a rock.
The first two times when I could not get the track (rubber) bak on---I got my friend down the hill to help me put it back on-----He was a bulldozer operator all his life. He always put the track on the rear pulley wheel & the tried to force it on the geared wheel.
Well this afternoon the track came off once again---I went in the cabin & watched a youtube video on how to put a track bak on.
In the video they put the track on the geared wheel & then ran the tract back wards & pried it on the pulley wheel.
So after 3 tries I got the tract bak on---never was able to do it before by myself using my Friends method.
Soooo---which way is correct by you guys? Is it whatever works best for you Or??. Seems to me That it it is easier to slide the tract bak on over a smooth thing than a geared thing-----???

What say you????






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 08-13-2011, 14:08 Post: 179819
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Skip, I have never had to install tracks but those men seem to know what they are doing.

Boy, have to watch that submit key. Got me again

But did you hear them talking about how tight or slack the tracks should be? Be sure yours are adjusted correctly. Back to have not had to install a track yet but I try not to run one track only, in want to turn use both. That helps keep the off side track on.






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 08-13-2011, 14:25 Post: 179820
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RUN both tracts to turn---helps keep the tract on----I did not know that----I still have much to learn---
Just today my buddy told me how to move the excvator with one tract off----gave it a try---not easy---but I can now do it---that will come in handy next time a tract comes off

Big thanks for that tip KT------Wink yeah right






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 08-14-2011, 15:17 Post: 179826
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Always done the cog end first and used to drive to put it back on after removing the tension, then after install to re tighten and do it again after operationg a while.






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 08-15-2011, 09:55 Post: 179834
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Skip, Art is one you can trust. He has true knowledge and experience.






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 08-15-2011, 10:34 Post: 179836
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Told my friend the bulldozer operator about the cog first method---don't think he liked me tellin him that---but twice we tried his method---cog last---well it took the two of us quite some time to get the tract back on both times---while I did it in 3 tries 2 days ago-----cog first( bout 5 min.).

Thanks for yor reply Art---
And you too KT

BTW Art--had a peek at your photos----" Stuck in the Middle with you"----Yikes






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 08-15-2011, 16:01 Post: 179842
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Skip, another trick to saving a bunch of wear (and peeling them off) on your tracks is to wherever possible do not turn with the tracks flat on the ground.

Put the bucket down flat on the rear face over to the side you want to turn towards about 20-25 deg., push down enough to rock the machine back so the front of the tracks are 6-8" clear of the ground. Now comes the tricky part. Using both feet and both hands turn using the tracks while 'swinging' the boom such that it's helping push the machine into the turn.

By doing it this way you really don't scrub the tracks on the ground at all. It makes a BIG difference in how much easier it is to turn.


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 08-16-2011, 06:57 Post: 179847
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Thanks for the tip Murf---I shall give it a try






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 08-16-2011, 10:26 Post: 179851
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"Now comes the tricky part. Using both feet and both hands turn using the tracks while 'swinging' the boom such that it's helping push the machine into the turn."

Murf, don't forget it is a lot of fun when you do this compared to a simple lock and turn. I have more issue doing this as don't have feet control for tracks. But doable.






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 08-16-2011, 11:37 Post: 179855
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Kenny, lots of our machines are joystick travel, your toes at the base of the levers works just fine.


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