Caterpillar MTL's

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by UNISCAPER, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    After taking the Cat MTL training school, it was instructed for us to set track tensions at 1/2". we did this using a 100# weight in the center top of the track, and placing a straight edge on the front roller and drive sprocket, then measuring the distance. We began to get a slight popping in our track, a sign that perhaps the tracks are too loose. I called the service manager of our dealer, who left his office that afternoon to check the machine out.

    We determined that the tracks should really be set with 1/4" gap instead of 1/2". The popping stopped. Has anyone who has taken MTL school had this similar problem with thier machine? And, if you did, what did you do to correct it?
     
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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