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A FRIEND OF MINE has the 60 version of the asv skid steer.

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A FRIEND OF MINE has the 60 version of the asv skid steer. The left track has come off, the rear has gone toward the machine and is pinched pretty tight. He removed the rear zirk on the piston, which I am thinking is the track adjuster. We were thinking this would allow for some slack once the grease came out. There is also a zirk in the front of the piston. He finally removed that and no grease came out of the front, a small handful came out of the rear zirk. He needs more slack to be able to get the rear off. He does have the track back on the front idler. I think the track has to come off the front to be able to get the slack needed to free up the back. Are we going about this the right way? In a youtube video the guy took off the inner and outter idler roller to get slack. Is there a way to push the front roll to the back to get more slack. The piston adjuster appears to have at least four inches of travel going back toward the rear to give more slack, how do we accomplish this?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Are yu using a chain and come a long to go around the track and tighten to move the piston in on the adjuster? It won't come in with applying force to it. Or if you can use the loader to raise the track of the grond, you can put object under the track, then lower the track and let machine weight to push in the piston to relieve the tension.

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