Loader pin broke

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by queen of spades, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
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    I was pushing up topsoil in my backyard today with a ASC RC-60.. had a medium size load on the ground - went to lift & dump the load forward when I heard something POP. Looked down to see the left hydraulic cylinder laying on the loader arm, so I turned the machine off and stopped work.

    Looks like the bold holding the pin in place worked its way loose allowing the pin to back out just enough to pop out of place. I need to start going over these rentals with a fine tooth comb before using them. Can't trust the mechanics have the time to do anything more than pump grease in a few fittings & gas up.

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    Had a lot more work to do this weekend- looks like none of it will get done now. :hammerhead:
     
  2. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like a big bucket if heaped for a little machine:waving:
     
  3. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 482

    Unless something else is broke just fix it. If its too hard to get straight just cut it loose make sure it will fit back on grind if nescesary and weld it back up and get back to work. If you can't weld get a piece of metal long enough to cover the pin drill a hole in it and bolt it over the pin. You won't be able to grease it but atleast the pin won't come out. I rented a bobcat track hoe once and broke the back of the bucket that holds it to the coupler took it home and you could see it had been broke before had a bunch of popcorn weld on it so I ground it back down welded it back up and went back to work and when I took it back I told the guy I broke the bucket but fixed it and there would be no charge but the guy that welded it last time couldn't weld for crap. The rental guy kinda looked at me and said thanks LOL
     
  4. Ausman

    Ausman LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is a fairly common failure in ASV, we carry a spare. Just get a length of 1 inch bar and weld it on the the flange and keep working.
     
  5. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    My 50 used to do that, but it most common on the bucket pins. My 80 has done it 2 times now, both times on the right hand lower bucket pin.

    We stock spare pins because of this.

    J.
     
  6. Ausman

    Ausman LawnSite Senior Member
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    they mainly break when the bush is starting to wear, they break through the grease hole the weakest point, like a releif valve.
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Not on the 80.

    The 80 pins will twist and tear the ear off (Where the bolt that holds the pin in is)

    First one did it at about 20 Hours, second was at 750.

    But the 50 would always break in the center of the pin.

    J.
     

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