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    Quote Originally Posted by hvguy View Post
    That sounds like a job!
    how many times have you had the tracks off already it wouldnt take you long at all., I mean the tracks and chain, swap it all over..if it still pulls then you know its something inside, if it doesnt pull or pull the other way then you know the issue is with the track and chain..all its gona cost you is some time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    how many times have you had the tracks off already it wouldnt take you long at all., I mean the tracks and chain, swap it all over..if it still pulls then you know its something inside, if it doesnt pull or pull the other way then you know the issue is with the track and chain..all its gona cost you is some time..
    Ive had the right side off once, by myself (nobody here to help) except some chains, straps and a machine that can lift the entire dozer. Your right about the time, however, why would a track and chain cause pulling? I could see frozen pins binding, however ive driven it far enough to sort of break things loose.

    Im thinking if its not that terrible weld job someone did on the frame where it connects; there is a broken planet gear in the rear diff thats causing the power differential to not be 50/50

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvguy View Post
    lol true, when I was looking at where the carriage assembly mounts to the frame, it looks like there is a SMALL gap where someone welded it... it looks like a real whore to fix, but if grinding a bunch of weld off and replacing with bolts fixes this... im down.
    Sounds like you may be getting into something like I was wrestling with a few months back with broken/missing bolts underneath my old 941?

    http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/...der-941-Loader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman 55 View Post
    Sounds like you may be getting into something like I was wrestling with a few months back with broken/missing bolts underneath my old 941?

    http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/...der-941-Loader
    Basically its exactly that, but instead of it being flush, there is about .125-.1875 gap and then they welded it...

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    We have to do that sometimes w/ injection pumps on twin engine boats.. Pump gets rebuilt and the engine still acts the same way..
    You try to tell the customer that he has engine/turbo problems and the only other thing we can do to prove it to him is, swap the pumps from the other engine that's running fine.. lots of labor & $$.. but it definatly tells the story..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvguy View Post
    Ive had the right side off once, by myself (nobody here to help) except some chains, straps and a machine that can lift the entire dozer. Your right about the time, however, why would a track and chain cause pulling? I could see frozen pins binding, however ive driven it far enough to sort of break things loose.

    Im thinking if its not that terrible weld job someone did on the frame where it connects; there is a broken planet gear in the rear diff thats causing the power differential to not be 50/50
    I would think if you had any damaged or broken gears you would have heard some grinding or have some metal in the fluids showing...if its not a horrible fix to grind the weld off and properly line up the parts , try that first, you spent plenty of time and $$ fixing it up, for a little more time and effort to get it going straight is worth it before giving up..

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    https://youtu.be/YwJsHJTUjhQ

    The torque tube is absolutely bent, its not the carriage. However the large plate that the carriage mounts to is also bent.

    I'm not about to hack that HUGE tube off, notch it and weld it all back together (3 days of work) So I opted for the "use a bigger hammer" method; in the form of a 28,000lb telehandler with a log for a buffer.

    I bound the front tracks together at an angle so that most of the force was on the tip of the bent track; with a come-a-long, chained the frame to a tree and hit the front of the track with the hammer. A few good hits did it, its driving MUCH straighter, but not perfect. Im going to weld a bar from the frame to the carriage to prevent losing my pre-load... and hopefully when I let the tension off the come-a-long, the other track will flex back out and everything will drive straight.


    Fingers crossed.
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    Had to reattach the skid plate before I did any conflicting welding.

    Got all the protective covers on, tensioned the track in place with the telehandler only to have it start raining. -_-

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    It's always something, huh?
    Glad it seems to be tracking straighter.
    On the brite side, you're getting an intimate look at your machine

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    well well well, its pretty much... almost finished. I dont want to say done, may jinx myself.

    Over the past 2 days, I finished installing the electric fan and relay/thermostat, bolted on all the covers and skid plates, straightened the right track and welded a pre-load support, installed new battery cable terminals, cut out a replacement right battery cover from some 6061 aluminum, built up a seat/back rest/ arm cushion from some foam and gator skin from hobby lobby, torched out the holes and installed the rezloh edge. Oh, forgot to mention, I also cut the exhaust off and angled it to a 45 and chopped the tip parallel to hopefully broadcast the noise away from me.

    I am in NO way good at upholstery, however I kinda know how to wrap a present... I combined the skills and what you can see is the end product lol.

    Upon noticing im almost out of fuel (even tho I filled up when I washed it) I glanced at the fuel shutoff and its leaking pretty bad. My luck, it was fine, now its not.

    Ill top off all the fluids tomorrow and im taking it to my property to finally put it to use. Wish me luck.

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    Lookin good..... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...lol

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    Nice work. Next we wanna see pictures of her moving some dirt!!

    DB

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    Gator for the seat? First class!

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    Allot of work put into this machine can't wait to see it completed. Do you plan on painting it? I've been following the thread as I can but haven't read everything.
    The seat looks good very smooth, I would love to have a band saw like that Dake.

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