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fixing thrown track on kubota

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by videoeic, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. videoeic

    videoeic Member

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    Yesterday I threw a rubber track on my Kubota 91-2,
    I'm trying to put it back on and removed the grease fitting and am trying to push the idler back but it wont budge.
    I have a heavy duty ratchet strap wrapped around the idler trying to move it, but nothing.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. humboldt deere

    humboldt deere Well-Known Member

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    you have to remove the bolt that the zerk is in, lift the track off the ground and the weight of the track should run the idler back in. use a big bar to run the track on while some body slowly runs the track forward and it should jump back on.
     
  3. greywynd

    greywynd Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the bolt the zerk is in acts like a check valve. It needs to be removed. I would suggest you release any extra tension on the idler when you do it, or you may end up wearing a big gob of grease!!
     
  4. videoeic

    videoeic Member

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    Thanks

    Worked!
     
  5. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Ok

    Ye, but you forgot the pictures :Banghead