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Removing and installing skid steer rubber tracks

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Dredging up this thread to give Willie a big THANKS! I never dealt with tracks until this morning and found this thread in a search. My Case had blown an adjuster seal so I replaced the adjuster assembly. The pipe trick works slicker than snot! Thanks again!

This thread should be a sticky in the skid steer forum.

Couldn't agree more....:thumbsup
 

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I gotta Agree too.. Yet to try it, but I DO Like the idea.. a lot!!

Dredging up this thread to give Willie a big THANKS! I never dealt with tracks until this morning and found this thread in a search. My Case had blown an adjuster seal so I replaced the adjuster assembly. The pipe trick works slicker than snot! Thanks again!

This thread should be a sticky in the skid steer forum.

I am the new owner of a year old Bobcat T190, and will be doing as much of the maintenance on it myself as possible, like most farmers seem to when often 20-50-100 miles away from any 'good qualified help'.. I am going to be Removing the Tracks in the next couple of weeks to change to 'super special secret Bobcat-fluid' in the Final Drives, and THIS solution sure makes me think it cannot be too painful, for even a new guy I hope!! So, thanks from all the little people out here who appreciate 'Good Sound Tried and True Fix-it Tricks' like this.. Take care out there, and BE Safe people!!
 

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Welcome to the Forums bobcat!:drinkup

Yep, Willie is a handy fella' to have around.:yup
 

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Welcome to the Forums bobcat!:drinkup

Yep, Willie is a handy fella' to have around.:yup

Much appreciated, always enjoy the Wise and Helpful things I see.. and I'll be watching in the wings here for a while as I get my machine back in order, it is a year old with under 1,000 hrs, and was 'dunked in ~6ft of water' for less than a few hours (or so I am led to believe by Insurance Company we bought it from) ~ ~ I have a Farming and Electronics background so hopefully I will have a reasonable time of putting Humpty Dumpty together again..

** I am just at the 'Out with the Bad Fluids and In with the Good' scenario right now, armed myself with 'a few hundred dollars worth of Filters and Fluids' after I left Bobcat the other day.. on to popping panels and connectors and getting Rocks, Silt and Sand out.. then slowly proceeding towards the Big Day of actually Hitting the Button and hopefully bringing it back to life.. I have a Service Manual (as well as the Back Cab Window used for EXIT) on order, and want to 'get a bit smarter' by reading through it before tackling some of the jobs on my list..

One quick question, if anyone reading this might know: The engine is a Kubota V2003T, could you tell me the recommended Engine Oil Capacity perhaps.?? I do not yet have any accurate info, and will just bug the local (100 miles away) dealer again unless I source it otherwise, I think might be near 9 quarts, but cannot confirm in any Kubota Searches I have made.. Yet..

** Should anyone reading this have also had any 'water hazard Bobcat incidents' and accordingly any Helpful Hints on what items I may want to look into, please DO toss them out here as I am always Happy to try to Get Smarter in life, and experiences of others is much appreciated..

Thanks again and have a great weekend out there all!!
 

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I am the new owner of a year old Bobcat T190, and will be doing as much of the maintenance on it myself as possible, like most farmers seem to when often 20-50-100 miles away from any 'good qualified help'.. I am going to be Removing the Tracks in the next couple of weeks to change to 'super special secret Bobcat-fluid' in the Final Drives, and THIS solution sure makes me think it cannot be too painful, for even a new guy I hope!! So, thanks from all the little people out here who appreciate 'Good Sound Tried and True Fix-it Tricks' like this.. Take care out there, and BE Safe people!!

i dont think you need to remove the tracks to shange oil in the outer drives. should be 1 or 2 allen plugs in the outer part of the drive.

Much appreciated, always enjoy the Wise and Helpful things I see.. and I'll be watching in the wings here for a while as I get my machine back in order, it is a year old with under 1,000 hrs, and was 'dunked in ~6ft of water' for less than a few hours (or so I am led to believe by Insurance Company we bought it from) ~ ~ I have a Farming and Electronics background so hopefully I will have a reasonable time of putting Humpty Dumpty together again..

** I am just at the 'Out with the Bad Fluids and In with the Good' scenario right now, armed myself with 'a few hundred dollars worth of Filters and Fluids' after I left Bobcat the other day.. on to popping panels and connectors and getting Rocks, Silt and Sand out.. then slowly proceeding towards the Big Day of actually Hitting the Button and hopefully bringing it back to life.. I have a Service Manual (as well as the Back Cab Window used for EXIT) on order, and want to 'get a bit smarter' by reading through it before tackling some of the jobs on my list..

One quick question, if anyone reading this might know: The engine is a Kubota V2003T, could you tell me the recommended Engine Oil Capacity perhaps.?? I do not yet have any accurate info, and will just bug the local (100 miles away) dealer again unless I source it otherwise, I think might be near 9 quarts, but cannot confirm in any Kubota Searches I have made.. Yet..

** Should anyone reading this have also had any 'water hazard Bobcat incidents' and accordingly any Helpful Hints on what items I may want to look into, please DO toss them out here as I am always Happy to try to Get Smarter in life, and experiences of others is much appreciated..

Thanks again and have a great weekend out there all!!

depending on the engine version it could take 8 or 10 qaurts to refill.


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Hi 'crewchief888' and thanks for this!!

I am 'going by what I saw online' that the T190 (smaller of the Tracked-team of Bobcats) is the ONLY one that you have to Take The Tracks and Drive Sprockets off to dump/add Oil.. Ugghhh, and Boo indeed if so, but I believe it to be true.. Sadly

And I erred ^ above ^ the engine changed to a V2607-T as of 2012 apparently.. I have an 'Owners Manual' coming to me on weekend to look through, hoping it enlightens me a bit.. and then once I get the full Service Manual in a week or so, I will be much more in control.. Working along happily until then, dumped the Engine Oil (and about a gallon of water) tonite.. going deeper into it tomorrow.. Yeehaw.. Thank again all
 

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Any advice how to do it on a 247b3? Anyone got photos?
Its at the paint shop and i have to take them off in their shed because i want them to paint the under carriage(i am also putting on new tracks after it is panted).
I dont know what tools i need to get them off because i cant look at the machine.
Cheers,
Nick
 

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I've got a New Holland track loader with wide 18" tracks. Right track was easy enough to remove the front part using the long pry bars, 3 pipes, and the track's motion. Replaced idler.

Getting back on has proven to be a huge pain. I don't have a second machine or winch...just two guys and a headache now after screwing around for 2 hours on it. We can't get the track to pull forward enough and toward the machine, to crawl over the idler wheel. The track crawls in about 4" and then refuses to go totally up against the idler. Tensioner is completely back all the way.

Any tricks? I thought about using a small come-along on front but it's not rated for much. I've tried hooking a chain to the front, bottom and top locations and pulling up with the boom arms but this only goes so far and then stops cooperating. I've greased the track and the front idler wheel too...that helped a little, not much.

I keep rolling the rear off of the sprocket also when I try to hard.

Any tips?
 

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Tricks? Well, I'm not at all familiar with New Holland machines so I don't know what's giving you grief or how to advise. However, something to mention on any CTL, I assume you have the machine supported on blocks or something to work on the track, make sure you don't have it lift too high off the ground, this causes excessive track sag at the bottom, that sag with "take up" the slack you need to work the track back on. You only want the bottom rollers lifted just high enough off the ground to just clear the track spike lugs. I hope this helps. :)
 

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I'm gonna give that a try Willie. Probably this week. High track Kabota SVL 90-2. They destroyed the tracks on one job.

Original Tracks- $3200, After market tracks which they say should last as long or longer, $1500/ set.
 

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I've noticed track prices are well down, between the price of oil and the glut on the market, it must be a tough way to make a living these days.
 

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I'm gonna give that a try Willie. Probably this week. High track Kabota SVL 90-2. They destroyed the tracks on one job.

Original Tracks- $3200, After market tracks which they say should last as long or longer, $1500/ set.

Just make sure you don't have the machine jacked up too high Rob, if you do you'll get track sag at the bottom, makes it far harder to install a track. I've replaced all sizes of tracks, there's tricks to all of them. Me and my truck driver have replaced tracks on Komatsu CD110 dumpers enough times that, with the right equipment, we can remove the track and have a new one on in 45 minutes from start to finish, and they have a bohunkin track.
 

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Well knock me over with a feather. The tracks are coming to the dealer and "he" (the boss) decided just to have them put them on. That's what I wanted in the first place.

They're learning...:D
 

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Well knock me over with a feather. The tracks are coming to the dealer and "he" (the boss) decided just to have them put them on. That's what I wanted in the first place.

They're learning...:D

Typical of a boss...sometimes they can be predictably unpredictable.
 
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