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Bucket pins

Discussion in 'Compact Track/Multi Terrain Loaders' started by 673moto, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. 673moto

    673moto Senior Member

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    How many hours are you guys getting from a set of bucket pins/bushings?
    I replaced mine about 50 hours ago and they are already sloppy?
    What’s the deal? Operator error?
     
  2. JBrady

    JBrady Well-Known Member

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    I changed mine around 1100 hrs on a Bobcat S250. Currently have around 1500 hrs and they are still tight. I am referring to the lower tapered pins. The upper cylinder pins are still original. If yours are wearing that fast, you probably have something else going on like an alignment issue.
     
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    673moto Senior Member

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    Ok, that sounds like something is really wrong... nothing looks tweaked, I wonder what’s going on?
     
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    Are the new bushings loose in the bores by any chance? Seems weird everything would loosen up so fast. We’re they OEM bushings?
     
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    Pins and bushings from the OEMs are kind of a high tech item now days. A lot of metallurgy and engineering go into making them match hardness. They are expensive but I haven't had any luck trying match them up on my own.
     
  6. 673moto

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    Bushings went in tight (froze them and heated the bore, they pushed in with minimal effort)
    Got them from CAT and they were correct part #.

    Everything went together good with zero play.
     
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    Dumb question but are they greased regular?
     
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    Yup. Every time I use it, doesn’t matter if it was used for 1 hour or 8 hours the day before.
    Since I got a cordless grease gun I’ve been using too much grease !