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Volvo/Ingersoll pavers, clutch problems

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by chincot, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. chincot

    chincot Member

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    Has anyone else had problems with their clutches on their Volvo or IR pavers?
     
  2. K-W

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    In a word "Yes" early production machines had a issue with the keyway on the input shaft of the pump drive gear box which has been resolved as of the "B" series machines...however the problem I've seen lately is the clutch slipping after approx. 800hrs or so. I've been told its from not following the proper torque procedure that is in the latest operators manual that came out with all the updates that were performed last spring.
     
  3. chincot

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    Clutch issues

    Yes, the keyway problem has been taken care of. But be sure not to over grease the clutch grease poits as we have had people putting to much grease into the bearing and you know what happens then.
    Also, when checking your clutch torque, your suppose to check it right after start up(engine cold) and check while engine is running. There is a devation between engine static vs engine running as far as your clutch torque reading. Hopefully you have the remote clutch handle that allows you to engage clutch and check torque from the ground. A safety feature and very easy to check clutch torque. Never, never,disengage clutch while engine is hot and leaving it disengaged while engine cools. We've found that air gets between the twin discs and warps the clutch plates, driving your clutch torque sky high. Anything I can help you with let me know, spent alot time on 6000 series pavers.