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    Hey Bob Rooks I'll keep my eyes open I have started ordering parts from CG.
    Who is CG?

    I'm going to see if a friend can machine the driveshaft out, if he can I'll probably get it cheaper and a whole lot faster.
    By the time your friend cuts one from 4140 steel and mills the splines I doubt that it will be cheaper than OEM, but it's worth a shot. Tell him to keep the drawings, he may have some future customers

    I did remove the rock guards because in my opinion they did more harm then good for most of what I do. The rock guards seem to hold rocks in, instead of keeping them out.
    The OEM rock guards should not be called rock guards, they are superfluous sheet metal IMHO.

    What I was doing this time, I don't know if the guards would have helped or not???? I believe this rock came from the top side???
    Real rock guards that are close to the rollers is the only thing that really works. One of the inherent misgivings of tracked machines is that they will carry soil and rocks on the backside of the tracks and dump them right on top of the swing frames where they fall through and land on track links. Most all dozers since the late 50's have sheet metal covers on the swing frames and trunnions.

    I believe any time we decide to play with tracked machines things are going to get pricy sooner or later.
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    CG is Circle G. They have most everything in stock, so far the only ones I can find. I did talk to the guy but he can not do the job he wouldn't be able to cut the splines.

    I agree about the "rock gaurds"

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    Well started to put things back together having a real hard time getting the last bearing in, closest to machine. And to top that off, now the starter doesn't want to engage. I had to walk away before I completely lost my temper, this repair should not be this hard

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    Default Re: nortrac dozer need help with a repair

    Are you having problems getting the bearing into the housing or onto the shaft?

    Does the starter just spin without engaging the flywheel?
    Did you check the clutch safety switch?
    Is the battery fully charged?

    Being a heavy duty equipment mechanic can have it's frustrations but it's far better (IMHO) than office politics.
    Take a deep breath and count to ten...
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    Surprised to see that shaft shear like that, would expect the motor to stall first. Would hate to think something like this would happen each time you get a rock stuck in the track??

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    Default Re: nortrac dozer need help with a repair

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Surprised to see that shaft shear like that, would expect the motor to stall first. Would hate to think something like this would happen each time you get a rock stuck in the track??

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    Seen much worse on D7's, 8's & 944's. Happens to the best of them regardless of metallurgical prowess.
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    Default Re: nortrac dozer need help with a repair

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Surprised to see that shaft shear like that, would expect the motor to stall first. Would hate to think something like this would happen each time you get a rock stuck in the track??

    Joel
    The engine never even died down I quess it was just one of those things, who knows maybe the shaft was faulty from the start? The rock was big and because I was in deep muck I never saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Rooks View Post
    Are you having problems getting the bearing into the housing or onto the shaft?
    Into the housing I took another look this morning and believe it is at a very slight angle which more then likely is causing it to bind. I was thinking of getting one of those mini hydraulic kits with a small ram to help press things together. Infact I think it might have been a post you made about how you use the pull back ram to help put tracks on{???} I've used a come-along to pull the track before but it is a bit clumsy.

    Does the starter just spin without engaging the flywheel?
    I shorted it out at the starter and all it'd do is spin, might have got some muck into it???

    Did you check the clutch safety switch?
    Is the battery fully charged?
    Safety swith is okay, battery was new last winter plus I've had it on a charger and also used another good battery to try and jump start. I'm also wondering if a wire came lose somewhere?



    Being a heavy duty equipment mechanic can have it's frustrations but it's far better (IMHO) than office politics.
    Take a deep breath and count to ten...
    Agreed. I figured it was better to walk away and get a new outlook instead of stand there frustrated and messing things up while loosing tamper

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    Default Re: nortrac dozer need help with a repair

    You definitely don't want to force a bearing in while it's cocked, it must go in straight. You can pack the bearing in dry ice for four to six hours and warm the housing slightly with a heat lamp, then it should fall right in if it's correctly lined up. I would also use some green anerobic compound such as Loctite Bearing Mount around the outer race.

    The issue with the starter appears to be that the solenoid isn't pulling the pinion gear into the flywheel. This has been an issue with these solenoids that have gotten wet and corroded on the inside. They can be taken apart and cleaned. I recommend using dry graphite lube on the solenoid plunger because it won't thicken and gum-up with low temperatures, and doesn't attract dust and dirt.
    You can also purchase new solenoids separately.
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    Default Re: nortrac dozer need help with a repair

    Thanks again Bob Rocks, It was the bearing being cocked. I didn't force it, gave up before that happened. straightened things out and it went in straight. I still had to leave it unfinished though, the rain took over so I have to wait. Hopefully tomorrow the weather will give me enough time to atleast get the rear end back together.

    Are the starters like the ones on the tractors? I did have to take my 254 apart and clean that up, after that I never had another problem. Oh I also forgot the switch made a buzzing noise but nothing would engage, now all it will do is click. I'm wondering if the mucking clay was thin enough to get into the solenoid/starter? The starter doesn't look to hard to get at once the left engine guard is off. Again I'm hoping ma nature will give me a long enough break to work on the dozer. I hate leaving my machinery out in the weather, this time I didn't have a choice.

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