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Old 06-22-2014, 11:43 AM
rawtoxic rawtoxic is offline
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DitchWitch SK650 Track Question

I was helping build some trails for our local open space as a volunteer yesterday we rented DW SK650. Well we were letting a 16 year old run it for a while and he threw the track on rock outcropping. Anyways I need to hike in there 3 miles tomorrow and fix it with another guy, it looked like we need a 1 1/4" wrench but I'm not sure I can tell you can't use crescent there is hardly any clearance I will need an open end combo wrench I'd assume. Another guy told me he thought DitchWitch Sk650 is metric so maybe a 30mm? I looked in the parts catalog and it just lists the nut as a "Jam Nut" and does not have size? Can someone verify what I need to reset the track (it's off in the back towards the undercarriage) I don't want to hike in 3 miles and not have what I need. I don't really want to call the rental place - ya know....

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Mike
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:19 PM
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The rental place shouldn't care, throwing a track doesn't mean abuse or negligence. I'll shoot a message to a customer of mine with a 650 and see if he knows the size.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:59 PM
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Better have a jack and some blocks with you. Cause you will need to jack up one side. You will also need a good crow bar and maybe a hammer
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:05 PM
lumberjack1986 lumberjack1986 is online now
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Why not block up the rear of the machine and use the bucket/attachment to lift the front of the machine? 1/2" extensions to lay in between the "cleats" of the tracks can be useful to get the track back over the idler.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:28 PM
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1 3/16's is what I use. Shallow with swivel and extension would be very helpful. Crow bar and jack for the rear. Work it back on like a bicycle chain.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:07 PM
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I was able to get machine in the air using some strategically placed rocks and bucket. I was able to borrow a big metric and SAE wrench set I'll carry in all the sizes close to what I need. I was told I will need a 1 1/2" wrench to tighten the tracks since we think it came off from being too loose in the first place is that correct as well?

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:24 AM
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My customer THINKS it's a 1 3/8".
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:02 AM
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The swivel and extensions will make the work much easier. Otherwise you will be turning the nut very little due to confined space. 1-3/16's worked for me. Same nut to loosen/tighten. Take a sturdy metal bar 2' plus to work the track on like a bicycle chain. Mine is a 2009.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:33 AM
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Completed repair. Here is tool kit you should have to complete track repairs.

Remove Jam Nut 1 1/4" combo wrench
Adjust Square Nut 1 5/16" or 34MM (can use crescent but only get 1/8 turns)
Track Adjustment 1 1/2" combo wrench

Was not too hard thank you everyone for helping.

Mike
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:29 AM
bearmtnmartin bearmtnmartin is offline
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If you have an excavator or backhoe on the job you can use the bucket to roll the track on while operating that drive motor. No wrenches required. Have to pull the track off first though.
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