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Neil DD5500 paver

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by Vetech63, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    Just when I thought there wasn't a worse serviceable machine than a Weiler, along comes this Neil paver. Neil DD5500-1.jpg Neil DD5500-1.jpg Neil DD5500-2.jpg
    Yeah, that's the left side hydraulic motor lying on the ground (and I DIDNT unbolt it and lay it there!) 1 bolt was still in the mounting flange but the rest of them are part of the pavement now. The drive planetary had grenaded a gear and wiped out the entire planetary.
    Looks easy to remove huh...……...don't let that fool you. This thing has the undercarriage of a dam tank and there is no EASY way to get this out. I managed to remove the planetary drive by removing the mounting bolts between the mounting plate and the track pads (otherwise, it required dropping the entire track frame assembly.) I will add pics of the explosion later tonight.
    This does lead to a parts issue I am seeing a lot more of...…...which I am starting in the General Forum.
     
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    Bls repair Senior Member

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    Don’t you wish you could get the engineer that designed this and stuff his butt under there and see how it is in the real world.:mad:
     
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  3. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    Should have this build to order drive planetary in 2-3 weeks. o_O