Fixing Tracks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Had a track fall off my big machine today and I had to get a little creative to get it back on the machine by myself and with no other machine to help lift it on.
    I made a video showing how I did it and figured this could be a good topic for people to share their challenges they've had to deal with while working alone.

    video of it
  2. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    Love that Chris!

    Never come close to walking a track off on an ex but now I know how to do it alone! ... considering that's how it usually is.

    I rolled the track completely off the Bobcat T770 (sprocket, front and rear idlers) and got it back on myself in about 45 minutes with a chain, some metal silt fence posts I found and using the bucket plus a boulder to push the front idler back

    It's a good feeling when it starts tracking right again. :laugh:
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,372

    Cool video. I have a 3000lb mini excavator and that might help me in the future.

    I once saw a youtubevideo of someone stripping a girls cloths off with a machine 2x times the size of yours.
  4. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    That is a really great video.

    Here is a video of mine, only the first 40sec really relates to this post, but its helped me out sooo many times when I have thrown a track on my CTL.
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    I think thats the 3rd time Ive rolled one off that machine in the 4200hrs ive put on it. U/C is getting some miles on it and the swamp pads makes it easy to do if you get one side hung on a stump.

    Now that old daewoo we had for Nestorius for throwing one off about 4pm on a friday. I've have one come off once and hell when it was all said and done I was just dog walking it on one track while throwing the one that fell off back to dry land!
  6. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    I'm sure with those 36" pads :laugh:

    2 years ago I watched a guy dog walk a PC600 about 500 yards when the track came off. That was fun to watch.

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