So today, by myself I thought I would have a challanging day at the shop reinstalling a set of tracks for a PV 15. The machine had been sitting for four years, and the tracks had gotten stiff, so i had all the pins and bushing turned at the track shop. About a month ago I purchased a track tool from colemans milatary surplus. It was only $35.00 plus shipping!!!! Today was the first day I used it and it worked perfect! I had both sets of tracks on in less than an hour. Ironically, after I drove in the master pin, I realized the tracks were too tight, so I had to actually loosen the tracks, after installing the master pin- that never happens. The tools is a very simple screw vise. The link to the tool is http://store.colemans.com/cart/track...ng-p-2056.html
I will try to attach pictures of the tool in action. I am sure this will work on the smaller cats- 10, 15, 22, 20 d-2, however the larger machines may have to much distance between the links as the opening is only 16 inches.
I never had such a great reconnecting track experceince!!!!