Bolt-On and Clip-On Rubber Artliner-BLS Track Pad Replacement
- When fixing Artliner-BLS track pads onto the crawlers of used machines, remove mud and other debris from the surface of the crawler shoe plate.
- Place "Clip-On" type pads upon crawler shoe plates by first hooking the attached L-shaped bracket onto the inner end of the crawler shoe plate, then close the other end with another bracket and screw in bolts.
- Place "Bolt-On" type pads over the holes in the track shoe plates, then fasten with spring washers and nuts from the underside of the shoe plate.
- Tighten the fastenings with an impact wrench. Tighten with a normal wrench afterwards using the recommended torque from the chart below.
- Once the rubber pads have been securely attached to the crawler, move the machine forward to check and refasten as necessary.
- Routine maintenance should include frequent checks for any loose bolts or nuts. Every 100 hours, refasten all pads.
- Machines equipped with Artliner-BLS Track Pads should be turned slowly.
- The rubber pads' contact area with the road surface tends to decrease if the crawler linkage is loose. To prevent unbalanced wear of undercarriage parts and to prevent pads' bolts from loosening, keep the crawlers taut by using the track adjuster of the crawler vehicles.
Recommended Torque for Artliner-BLS Bolt-On Track Pads
- 12mm Bolt = 7 kg f.m. (50 ft. lbs.) Torque = 200mm Product
- 14mm Bolt = 10 kg f.m. (72 ft. lbs.) Torque = 450mm Product
- 16mm Bolt = 13 kg f.m. (94 ft. lbs.) Torque = 500mm Product
- 20mm Bolt = 18 kg f.m. (130 ft. lbs.) Torque = 600mm Product
Cautions for Usage
- As a rule, install Artliner-BLS rubber track pads onto all of the individual crawler shoe plates for normal use.
- The "normal use" of Artliner-BLS rubber track pads is limited to paved roadways. Avoid using them at a demolition site, rough terrain strewn with boulders or any other jagged objects, or on clay-like soil or sandy terrain, especially with moisture. Avoid prolonged travel upon soil.
- Artliner-BLS rubber track pads will not be subject to any claim when they are not used correctly as defined above as normal use.
- Any soil with moisture, which accumulates on undercarriage parts such as link belt or sprockets, will certainly damage the pads when dried. If by necessity, a crawler machine with Artliner-BLS rubber track pads installed, travels on any soil with moisture; make sure to clean up the undercarriage and remove all such mud and any accumulated soil from undercarriage parts. Using nuzzled jet water is effective for cleaning up.
- Avoid using Artliner-BLS rubber track pads on steep inclines when raining or snowing, as the rubber tends to be slippery under such conditions.
- Prior to loading a machine with Artliner-BLS rubber track pads already installed onto a truck or any transport vehicles, ensure that the pads are free of mud, snow or other debris.
If you have any questions regarding the removal or installation of a pad, please contact your sales consultant at 1-800-307-0299.