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Mitsubishi 180 - Track spring and idler suppliers

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Jock, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Jock

    Jock Well-Known Member

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    We have a customer with a Mitsubishi 180 excavator, he is just in the process of doing up the undercarriage. Upon removal of the idlers it was found they are both damaged beyond repair. Both track springs are also broken. Our parts guys are saying the spring and idlers are no longer available

    The customer tells us he has a neighbour with one that has been converted before, possibly using either a Kobelco or Komatsu idler. The support had to be modified but apparently works fine.

    Just wandering if anyone has come across this before? And have they either found a supplier for new bits or found an easy conversion to a different idler and spring?

    Thanks

    Jock
     
  2. MitchSA

    MitchSA Well-Known Member

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  3. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    If you can't locate springs, take some measurements as best you can, contact your local CAT dealer. They have a "Similar parts" program they can plug some dimensions in and come up with some possible substitutions. Then take the CAT part number and buy an aftermarket spring, heh.

    Here's a couple possibles, Intertractor and Berco in order:

    http://www.titanaust.com.au/

    http://www.renold.com.au/