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bobcat_ron
12-24-2009, 07:18 PM
Well, maybe the UPS man, but he was wearing a Santa hat, close enough.
As part of the sale agreement, I had to install 3 Larry Lugs on a used track I purchased from AMCAT a few weeks back.
6 Larry Lugs, 4" carbide grinding wheel, hardware and drilling template, shipping and handling, $220.00.
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This wheel is gnarly looking, one wrong move and it will give you a pedicure to remember:
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2 busted lugs here:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures3947.jpg

And 1 here:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures3948.jpg

I plan to do the work tomorrow, and get some video on it too.

Jimmyed
12-24-2009, 11:14 PM
Why the carbide grinding wheel? Confused by that...

tallrick
12-24-2009, 11:38 PM
Probably the way to smooth out the part of the track that got chewed off to fit the new plastic lug. I did the same thing years ago for a track using rubber from a railroad crossing (which failed) and later nylon I molded from spent cutting boards. Who knew this was an invention that would sell?

bobcat_ron
12-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Why the carbide grinding wheel? Confused by that...

It's to grind the remaining pieces of lug smooth and flush down to the track, those lugs are some tough, tough, tough rubber.

Jimmyed
12-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Why are you fixing an asv track? Don't you have a taki?

bobcat_ron
12-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Why are you fixing an asv track? Don't you have a taki?

It's part of the sale agreement, the new owners of my former Cat skidsteer won't pick up their machine until the spare track is ready to be installed, I could not talk them into taking the machine as is and using it, they were just too scared the track would rip apart.

Lugs are installed, about an hour to do 3, the hardest part was grinding off the lugs, that was very tricky:
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The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kis1k_tv4E

Sam_French
12-25-2009, 09:54 PM
Thank you for making a video and posting some pics. I always liked your 247B. What other ways are their to repair CTL rubber tracks?

Thank You

Sam

bobcat_ron
12-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Thank you for making a video and posting some pics. I always liked your 247B. What other ways are their to repair CTL rubber tracks?

Thank You

Sam

There's really no other way than just replacing the drive lugs, even the rip I had I was contemplating putting some kind of heated rubber strip over it to hold it, but then I was looking at gouging out the inside if the track to get the patch lay flush, and that's tricky.
But judging by how hard it was to get a razor sharp 1/2" drill bit to sink through the core 6 times, I'd say those ASV tracks are tougher than you think.

jimmyjack
01-01-2010, 10:52 AM
that guy that makes those lugs ,BAIR prouducts makes steel rollers for the cat/asv track systems Thumbs Up he makes them for just about every machine .....just figured id pass that along for anyone whos wants to replace the rubber rollers with the steel ones, they say its the last set you'll ever put on them

Digdeep
01-01-2010, 01:18 PM
that guy that makes those lugs ,BAIR prouducts makes steel rollers for the cat/asv track systems Thumbs Up he makes them for just about every machine .....just figured id pass that along for anyone whos wants to replace the rubber rollers with the steel ones, they say its the last set you'll ever put on them

...and the start of an increase in hourly operating costs due to seriously shorter track life because the steel rollers jam rocks right into the track. I know of two people that bought steel rollers from his company, one for an ASV and the other for a CAT and both of them have gone back to the old rollers because it actually costs less to run them.

bobcat_ron
01-01-2010, 03:15 PM
...and the start of an increase in hourly operating costs due to seriously shorter track life because the steel rollers jam rocks right into the track. I know of two people that bought steel rollers from his company, one for an ASV and the other for a CAT and both of them have gone back to the old rollers because it actually costs less to run them.

People here are running steel rear and front, center rollers are still rubber.