Straight Pin, Multibolt
Following these instructions will ensure that the Expander System is installed correctly and the pivot life is prolonged.
Congratulations! You have purchased a custom engineered solution to the pivot wear problem on your machine. Contact your dealer or Expander before proceeding if you have any questions.
Expander System pivot pin comes with a warranty against lug wear of 10 years / 10 000 hours in operation (whichever comes first) from the date of purchase.
A. Female axle. 1 Bolt. 2 Washer. 3 Sleeve. 4 Axle (Pin).
Remove any bushings to eliminate future wear between the bushing and the mounting lug.
Repair any structural damage i.e. cracks or bent lug ears before installation.
Smooth out irregularities in the bore surfaces.
The difference between min and max diameter in the worn lugs must be within .06” (1.5 mm) for the sleeves to fit correctly.
ATTENTION! If the worn lugs diameter at any point is 2 mm (.080”) or more over original lug diameter contact your dealer or Expander System. You will need oversized sleeves.
Grease the sleeves and axle with grease available, preferably graphite grease. Do not grease the threads!
NOTE! If applicable: position greasing outlet 90 degrees to force direction to minimize stress concentration at outlet.
lnsert the axle and position it in the bores. Install the sleeves, then the tension washers and fasteners. Cross-tighten the fasteners with recommended torque.
Torques M12-M24 ± 10%, M30... +30/-0%
Grease the pivot (if applicable). After initial torque, move the machine through full range of motion several times and recheck torque. Check the torque after 10 hours, 40 hours and at regular service intervals to ensure proper seating of the sleeves.
Ensure that there is a minimum distance of 0,5 mm (0.02”) between the washer and the lug. NOTE! If flange design for easy removal of the sleeve is used there should be a minimum distance of 6 mm. ATTENTION! If the washer is in contact with the lug, contact your dealer or Expander System.
To dismount the Expander System, unscrew the fasteners on both sides and remove the washers.
Tap the axle alternatively on left and right side until the tension on the sleeves is released (use a piece of pipe between the axle and the mallet/hammer not to damage the threads). Remove the sleeves (flanged sleeves could be removed using a puller). Remove the axle. Do not damage the threads.