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Old 02-02-2017, 08:49 AM
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Scott is saying it doesn't matter what is happening on one end of the pontoon or the other. One end could be bottomed out, the other end could be maxed out, it wont matter. The important thing is to have the inside and outside adjuster equal on the same end. Your 'Single adjuster' pontoon (really 2 adjuster) needs to be even on each side (of the same pontoon) so tension on each side of the track is equal.
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Got it. I thought the concern was having the front and back of the pontoon equal bit makes sense right and left is much more important to keep alignment.

So are we in agreement that there were one/dual adjuster setups ?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:21 AM
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Yes, we are in agreement!
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Scott is saying it doesn't matter what is happening on one end of the pontoon or the other. One end could be bottomed out, the other end could be maxed out, it wont matter. The important thing is to have the inside and outside adjuster equal on the same end. Your 'Single adjuster' pontoon (really 2 adjuster) needs to be even on each side (of the same pontoon) so tension on each side of the track is equal.

I'm pretty sure I understand this but what does one do when you have a variety of rollers on the machine? Say one side (of one pontoon)has more new rollers than the other, how would you even out the sides of the adjusters then? Would you trade rollers around until you could make tension and length correct for each side?
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I'm pretty sure I understand this but what does one do when you have a variety of rollers on the machine? Say one side (of one pontoon)has more new rollers than the other, how would you even out the sides of the adjusters then? Would you trade rollers around until you could make tension and length correct for each side?
Good question Mr. Surfer. If one was to install several , like 10 rollers on a pontoon it would be best to install new rollers, one on each side of five grousers. That way the pull by the drive sprocket will be even. What could happen is that as the new rollers travel around the ends of the pontoon, the track may get tighter if your other rollers are worn a lot. In this case it would be a good idea to make sure that the track is not too tight when the new rollers are at the end of the pontoon. If you want to go all anal, mic. your rollers and make sure the roller diameter is the same on each side of each grouser. So yes, you answered your own question, trade rollers.
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The way these rollers are i would think you would not want the tracks to tight,excess rail and bearing wear just like having dozer tracks to tight.
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Soooo dose the inner connecting link get bent to tighten the track ? the one that is basically a backing plate for the connecting link ? or is it just the out side of the link ?
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They both need to be done to keep the connecting link pins parallel.
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do you have to them separate? or am i just doing it wrong ?
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All four (2 outers, 2 inner) in a line are supposed to be done the same amount.
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that helps . can you bend 2 at a time or can you only bend 1 at a time ?
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The tool only allows one at a time since you have to flip the handle to the inside to do the other side.
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Read and try this. If done perfectly all links will be bent the same amount all the way around the pontoon. That is four bends in the links inside and outside, for every grouser bar. 596 bends, and you thought greasing rollers was fun. Oh by the way, travelling too fast will tend to straighten out the bent links, start over.
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ok I got it now . more work for a tucker on a tucker . thanks again for the clarification and help
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its amazing to me how many parts Tucker put there name on , my cat is a 53 and the transfer case says 50. I thought they didn't make a 743 until 1953 ?
also another pick of the beautiful Colorado back country .
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

Well the fuel system is still giving me problems.
looks like I need to remount the fuel pump next to the tank . I have 2 tanks and will need a fuel pump for both. has anyone else had to relocate there fuel pump from in the engine bay to right below that tank ? the new fuel pump says it should be mounted with in 12 vertical inches of the tanks.
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The distance shouldn't matter as much as the vertical height would. Isn't the fuel pump on the motor now which should be within the 12" vertical height spec? Doesn't that spec mean don't mount is higher than 12 inches above the tank?

Maybe the pump is tired? Does it work better full tank vs empty? Maybe the gravity of the fuel in the tank helps a weak pump when full?
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I relocated the pump and bought another one for the other tank . its runs like it should now I can see the fuel filter is full and not empty like before. i'm so happy that its getting the drink it needs now. going to take it out this weekend and make some money . Just got a gig hauling 3 lineman up to a cell tower over the weekend . sure pays good
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