1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Anyone know how to disassemble tensioner cylinder on tak TL140

Discussion in 'Compact Track/Multi Terrain Loaders' started by jimpad, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. jimpad

    jimpad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    ky
    Help appreciated.
     
  2. jimpad

    jimpad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    ky
    Track tensioner
     
  3. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Monroeville, Pa
    Looks straight forward...remove grease zerk (9),pull rod out (8). 20190210_114510.jpg Screenshot_20190210-114038_Drive.jpg
     
  4. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    9,405
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Just a safety note to anyone new to track tensioners -

    DO NOT take the key #5 and the nut #4 off of the rod #2 holding spring #3 in place. DEATH or wishing you were dead are probable consequences. That part of the assembly needs to be taken apart in a shop by qualified mechanics that have the proper press to do it safely.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
    DMiller likes this.
  5. jimpad

    jimpad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    ky
    Really appreciate that pic... is that in the manual... I couldn't find it. Anyway, on mine i pulled the dust seal and that backup ring sure looked like it was part of the housing... I'll take a closer look.
     
  6. jimpad

    jimpad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    ky
    Thanks for the safety tip. I usually steer clear of springs that big.
     
  7. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Monroeville, Pa
    Yes, this assy requires special tooling to safely disassemble, but, that action isn't required to service the cylinder. 20190210_151018.jpg
     
  8. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Monroeville, Pa
  9. jimpad

    jimpad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    ky
    Come to find out it was the zerk... it would take 2 shots and then lock up.