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Giving her a new pair of shoes

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Shimmy1, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    I never knew undercarriage work could be so easy. Holes tapped, rust cleaned off, bolts polished, ready to go back together. IMG_20210120_121723428.jpg
    This side already done. IMG_20210120_104546587.jpg
    Might as well re-bush the equalizer beam while we're at it. IMG_20210120_104557967.jpg IMG_20210120_104552655.jpg
     
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  2. colson04

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    Man, that is quite the serious winter project. We are talking about doing the same to a Deere 550G this winter. Bushings are shot, pads are good though. Wish we had that nice heated shop to do the work in like you do. Then it would probably get done.
     
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  3. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    25257.jpeg This is the second big project this winter. Just got the Challenger out of the shop last week. New seals on the pivot shaft, new pins/bushings in the minor pivots, all new bottom rollers. 25254.jpeg
     
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    d9gdon Senior Member

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    Sure makes them easy to work on when they're inverted...and on a heated shop floor.
     
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    In the process of doing pad swap on d6t. Using hytork battery gun makes it easy.
     
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    Only a farmer would reuse roller bolts.
    Bob
     
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  7. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    I'm not a farmer, lol. But, your statement is noted. I really don't have a good reason for not getting new ones besides they came right out and looked fine. :confused:
     
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    That’s some heavy metal madness!
     
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    back in the 70 s i worked for the Cat dealer for a year . The bulk of our work was for Utah Mines. I welded out so many broken roller bolts and replaced front roller pockets on D9 tractors , id never put an undercarriage back together without new bolts, unless it was mine and i was working out in my back 40.