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takeuchi rubber track replacement

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by edeal, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. edeal

    edeal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    What is the best way to replace a rubber track on a takeuchi
  2. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    skid or excavator?
  3. edeal

    edeal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    tl130 skid
  4. Dirt Digger2

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

    we just did it this winter...let all the grease out and use a digging bar to push in the front idler all the way...then use a forklift if you have one to take the old track off and put the new one on....do it with 2 guys, you'll end the job in a better mood then if you try and muscle it yourself...also how many hours does your have on it?...we replaced ours at 800
  5. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    How much did it cost to replace the tracks? Did you just do the tracks, or did you replace rollers, idlers, and sprockets too? Also, did you buy from the dealer or an aftermarket company?
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    if you have a jack jack the back end up and put the bucket down to elevate the whole side or if not put a stump or rock under it and use the bucket to lift the side up and open the greese valve and let it all out to release the pressure get the back on and set up then pry and move forward the track and keep going until its on and then greese it all back up and keep going but it is a pain
  7. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    i just seen my dealer changing out tracks. one guy doing it solo.
    he would set the one side of the machine up on blocks, release the grease on front idler, and then use a forklift to lift and pull the track off. he tied a piece of chain to the fork carriage(which he would hook on to the old track with the other end of the chain), so as he lifted and backed out the old track, the chain would pull on the track.
  8. edeal

    edeal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you very much...It's as easy as can be... I'm not sure about the hours. I borrowed the machine from a friend and somehow the track seperated at the end and I feel responsible. Anyone with a used track, at least better than the one that was on it??

    Thank you very much for the help...What a great site!
  9. Dirt Digger2

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

    i believe my boss said he paid $1500 for both tracks...we only did the rubber tracks, everything else is fine as far as the idlers and such go, and we got them from our case/takeuchi/linkbelt dealer

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