The tracks are old and worn. Therefore the track plates must be adjusted before we can mount the tracks. The left picture shows an original plate and the right picture shows the same plate after it has been adjusted.
We are using a reamer to fit the new track bolts into the track plates. All in order for them to run smoothly over the drive- and tension wheels.
During last spring and summer there wasn’t much done on the 21-29. There was a number of smaller projects with higher priority that took our time.
But now we are back on track again. These are the tracks to be checked and made ready. Each track consists of 75 plates and we have to change about 90% of the track bolts and also a large number of the bushings. To make it more easily done, we build smaller tracks with 5 to 6 plates, and then we put them together into complete tracks. Changing the track bolts is relatively simple, it takes a lot longer to fit the new bushes, but with patience and a good mood it’s possible.
In anticipation of being done
and some with new track bolts.