Removing Track Shoe (continued)
Lubricant is under high pressure. Loosen bleed plug slowly to
avoid injury to personnel.
Decrease track tension (p. 3-30).
Using 3/4-inch drive socket wrench and 1 1/8 inch socket, remove two bolts (8) from two
end connectors (7) on track shoe (2).
Install straight pin (4) in end connector puller (5). Install end connector puller (5) through
bolt hole in end connector (7). Puller must rest flat on end connector (7) and straight pin
(4) must engage bolt hole on both sides of end connector (7) so bolts of end connector
puller (5) engage track link pins (6). Tighten or loosen straight pin (4) until end connector
puller (5) is properly adjusted.
Tighten bolts on end connector puller evenly, so end
connector is pulled evenly off track link pins. Failure to do
this can lead to damage to puller and track link pins.
When tapping end connector puller with hammer, strike
bolts squarely to avoid mushrooming the heads of bolts
and damaging puller.
To help loosen end connectors, tap bolts of end connector
pullerwith hammer while moving or removing end connector.
Using end connector puller (5) ,3/4-inch drive socket wrench, and 1 1/2 inch socket, move
end connector (7) about 1 inch away from track shoe (2). If bolts on end connector puller
(5) bind, tap end connector puller bolts (9) with hammer.