Need TL130 help please

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Back To Good, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I am trying out a TL130 this weekend and I turned on a small stump
    and the front roller derailed.
    How do I get it back on?
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    There is a side cover with 2 13 mm bolts in it.Remove it and there is a grease fitting under it.Unscrew it and grease will start coming out in a bleed port in the threads at the base of the fitting.Tkae a shvel and push back on the front roller till there is enough slack too get the track back on.Then tighten the grease fitting and strat filling it back up withe grease.
     
  3. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Thanks AWJ. I guess I will have to be more carefull what I am running over.

    The TL130 is an awsome machine. The first time I ran one I was not that
    impressed, but the ground was frozen and I was only in it for about 15 min.
    Now that I have run one more I am thinking about changing my order from
    a CASE 440 to this TL130.
    we will see after I get some more hours on it this weekend.
     
  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now lets not get carried away. The 130 is a good machine but it aint on the same field as a 440 (I am only slightly kidding AWJ. lol) Good luck.
     
  5. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
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    I am finding in my limited skid experience that you can't really compare the
    skids with the CTLs. They are completely different machines.
    I would like to have one of each.
    They both have there pros and cons but I think for the work I am doing the
    track machine will be better. They have been giving me a wheel machine
    to use on my jobs until the 440 gets here but I am tired of spinning my tires
    so I thought I would try out the 130 this weekend while I still have time
    to cancel my order.
    So far I am pretty impressed with the 130.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    The TL 130 is a good Landscaping machine but it does not have enough lift capacity for most people.
    If it will out do a 440 that would be a suprise.The 440 is a much larger machine.
    Now if you said it was outdoing a T300 then I might believe you.:dancing:
     
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,131

    Yea the 440 compares more favorably with the TL140.

    Is the 440 you ordered wheeled or tracked (440CT)?

    If your comparing the 130 to a wheeled 440 the tractive effort wont be close. Also is the 440 a series 3?
     
  8. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    you are better off using a digging bar to get the front idle pushed in...also a trick is to unscrew the grease fitting then SLOWLY nudge the machine forward and the tension in the track will compress the front idler in, a lot easier then doing it by hand because there is no real place to jam a bar on those machines...then you will need to get the track started and have someone else move the side that is off front or back until the track pops back on...then add grease to proper tension in the tracks..

    the 130 has a bad habit of popping front tracks, i can't tell you how many times i have done exactly what you said...accidentally turned on a stump wrong and off it went...my personal worst was 2 derailings in one day, and i have never been able to get them on by just myself (and i'm a pretty strong guy :weightlifter:...haha)...you will almost need someone to help
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    You dig the shovel blade into the ground and use it for a fulcrum point an dit just goes back fairly easy.
    Then take the bucket and lift the machine as high as possible.
    Use the machine too walk the track on.Just like a bicycle chain.
    I did my TL140 by myself.
     
  10. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Thanks for your help guys. Once I let the grease out I just slowly
    drove it backwards and turn just a bit and it walked right back on.
     

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