How to Remove & Install Crawler and Steel for Takeuchi TB128

This instruction show you guide on how to remove & install crawler and steel belt for Takeuchi TB128 excavators.More information about Takeuchi excavator workshop manual please refer to:Takeuchi Excavator Workshop EPC+Service Manual 2018 PDF Files

 

Removing the crawler belt
1.Loosen the tension of the crawler (1).
When loosening the check valve (2), do it slowly.
When grease comes out, stop loosening it. If no grease comes out, slightly move the machine forward and backward.
Check valve: 177 N·m

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2.Fit the iron pipe (3) in the crawler, and then rotate the sprocket in the reverse direction.
3.When the pipe reaches the side of the idler, stop the rotation of the sprocket.
4.Slide the crawler to the side and remove it.
Crawler belt: 124 kg

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Installing the crawler belt
1.Raise the machine and place the crawler on the frame.
Set the crawler so that it is engaged with the sprocket.
2.Fit the iron pipe (3) in the crawler, and then rotate the sprocket in the reverse direction.
3.When the pipe (3) reaches the side of the sprocket,stop the rotation of the sprocket.
4.Slide the crawler to a position where it can be properly fitted with the idler.
5.Securely engage the crawler with the sprocket and the idler, and then adjust the crawler tension.
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Removing the steel crawler

1.Stop the machine so that the master pin comes to the front of the idler.
2.Relax the tension of the crawler (1).
When loosening the check valve (2), do it slowly and stop as soon as grease start coming out.
If no grease comes out, shake the machine a little.
Check valve: 177 N·m
3.Pull out the master pin (3) and detach the crawler (1).
4.Raise the machine by using the dozer blade and the hoe attachment, and then gradually remove the crawler (1) while running the travel motor slowly in reverse.
Crawler 160 kg

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Installing the steel crawler
1.If using the blade and hoe attachment, raise the machine and position the crawler under the frame.
Be careful to install the crawler in the proper direction.
2.Engage the links in the sprockets, and then slowly run the travel motor in forward to wrap on the crawler.
3.Lower the machine, then install the master pin and engage the crawler.
After lining up the pin hole, first insert a temporary pin.
4.Raise the machine and adjust the crawler tension.“2. Service data, Performance criteria”

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