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Wilco
12-12-2015, 07:54 PM
I am looking for the rollers that suport the machine on the tracks.

What is the correct terminology?

What years and models will interchange?

This was an agriculture tractor that sat outside and rotted the bottom of the rollers.

It drives but it is a bucking bronco!

Thanks, wilco

mrsmackpaul
12-12-2015, 08:39 PM
can you just weld the flats up if the rest of rollers are ok

http://www.acmoc.org/bb/showthread.php?22245-Track-Roller-Reclamation-By-Hand-Welding

Paul

Willowhic
12-13-2015, 09:22 AM
can you just weld the flats up if the rest of rollers are ok

http://www.acmoc.org/bb/showthread.php?22245-Track-Roller-Reclamation-By-Hand-Welding

Paul


Good idea! If you can't find replacements, filling in missing metal with weld is a great way to go. I used to work in a quarry and had to build up the rollers in the plant with a flux-cored 3/16" wire-feed...put down a lot of weld fast, but needed to as the rollers were about 2' dia and 30" long.

Couple of weeks ago I built up the worn base of an old lathe tailstock and surface ground it to the proper height to re-align the tailstock to the lathe's centerline.

For those lower rollers, you could build then up with weld then grind them concentic on a lathe using a toolpost grinder.

Running them without grinding them smooth will wear out the rails more quickly.

Good luck :)

cojhl2
12-13-2015, 10:19 AM
I am looking for the rollers that suport the machine on the tracks.

What is the correct terminology?

What years and models will interchange?

This was an agriculture tractor that sat outside and rotted the bottom of the rollers.

It drives but it is a bucking bronco!

Thanks, wilco

Bottom rollers and the top are carrier rollers

Kinda surprising, was it rust or what?