Connecting Track (continued)
Install one end connector (2) on two track link pins (3) on outside of track.
Remove two track connecting fixtures and logs or rocks from track.
Tap two end connectors (2) with hammer to seat end connectors (2) against track.
Install two bolts (4) in two end connectors (2).
Adjust track tension (p. 3-29).
Mark replaced end connectors (2).
10. Drive vehicle at a speed not to exceed
10 miles per hour for a short distance,
alternating right and left steers.
11 Stop vehicle and visually inspect for
any end connectors that may have
shifted. If any end connectors have
connector bolts (4) that have been
repositioned. Notify Unit maintenance
to torque bolts between 360 and 420
ft-lb (518 and 570 Nm) wet at earliest
Notify Unit maintenance to
retorque end connector bolts
after 50 miles.
If track is new, remove one
track shoe after 50 miles.
Removing Track Shoe
At least two personsare required to
replace a track shoe.
If available, use penetrating oil on
bolts on track shoe.
Position track shoe (2) to be removed midway
between no. 7 roadwheel (3) and idler wheel
Shut off vehicle engine (p. 2-99) and block
track with blocks. Do not set parking brake.