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bogie trouble
« on: September 25, 2013, 08:20:46 pm »
This happens pretty quick if a tire chain walks off to one side.  The wheel isn't visible from the cab and the operator didn't see till it was too late.  Less than a day and the chain wore through the axle housing and the wheel/planetary fell off.

I'm hoping someone can point me to a salvage yard or knows of someone with a junk machine.  I'll need a whole bogie housing, and want to avoid the expense of a new one.  The machine is a 99 or 2000 Ponsse caribou.   One thing is pretty certain, we will be putting short chains holding the tire chains from slipping.  (Like in barbenders pic)

  

 

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 08:44:28 pm »
dose he still have a job? never seen that before. did hear of one running the tracks loose and wearing into the top of the housing

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 08:45:57 pm »
That is too bad. Good luck.
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 02:53:52 am »
We had this problem on a timberjack one time and we put thee eye bolts in rim and hooked short chain to them and when the chain started working it got pulled to the outside .i also seen some eco tracks one time modified to only go around one wheel but i dont know how they kept them tight .

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 04:33:28 am »
Does it run the same bogie as a 1270D harvester? I only know most bogies are made by NAF, there's a 1270 harvester a place south of me is parting out.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 08:09:18 am »
I have no idea how interchangeable parts are between Ponsse machines but there's an Ergo for parts or whole in Pellston  listed in the Northern Michigan Craiglist.  It's been there on and off for quite a while now.  They originally wanted to sell the whole thing but lately have been willing to part it out.  It's got fire damage to the cab end.
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 06:35:41 pm »
This has lighter bogies than the ergo or 1270.  I may have found a used one, fingers crossed.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 12:19:46 am »
Ugh >:( Stuff happens, that's for sure. We had a guy let his tracks get so loose that they wore through the bogie :o That IS visible from the cab and quite noisy too I'm told. He doesn't work here anymore ::)
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 09:13:51 am »
Weld it.  It already has a nice grove for penetration.
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 07:30:21 pm »
Did you find a housing yet? How would someone let the chain run that crooked on the tire and not realized it was hitting the housing just wondered? Glad I don't own a set to have to worry about it.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 08:44:38 pm »
Working on getting one shipped over from Europe.  Hope it works out.
  The chain was tightened wrong (not by us) and it happened between morning startup and lunch.  The way the machine is setup you cannot see the front tires without standing up in the cabin.  I'm sure between all the different noises going on while running it wasnt easy to hear a chain rubbing.  Pricey accident that won't happen again I assure you.

On another note.  Eco tracks around a single wheel are supposed to work pretty good.  Tighten the same way as when around a bogie.  I've hear you can also tighten them up with the tire aired down, then when brought to full pressure they are banjo tight.   Rough ride though compared to chains.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 08:35:02 pm »
dose that piece bolt to the bogie housing? both my rottne and valmet bolt on

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 09:22:31 pm »
No. That's part of the casting

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 12:04:36 am »
Would it be feasible to weld it? It would likely break again in time, but...just thinking out loud. Did it bust the stub axle or anything else when it fell off?
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 08:26:35 am »
Ouch!
Hope you get that machine going again soon!

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 07:27:08 pm »
So thats why Peller was so grumpy last week.. You'd think a guy would hear a racket like that in the cab. It's pretty quiet otherwise in the ponsse cab.
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2013, 10:28:55 am »
Here is a picture of how my chains are attached from a little closer- there are 4 separate sections that are bolted together, when they are assembled they are larger in diameter than the flange of the rim. The assembly then floats inside the rim flange and the chains are attached to it.
 
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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2013, 05:31:27 pm »
Thanks for the pic barbender.  Maybe make a set of those up.   We re in the process of getting it welded.  Took a while to figure out what kind of metal it is made of in order to get the correct rod.  Hopefully have it done next week sometime.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013, 08:28:47 pm »
Couldn't get the weld to work.  We were able to get 889 rod to weld the housing which is nodular cast., as well as proper preheat/cooling procedure.  However the weld is not working.  We were told working with such a piece of cast is a shot in the dark. 

Back to square one.  Does anyone know of a NAF bogie housing too fit a ponsse caribou?  I'm pretty sure Ponsse cobra and also some rottne machines used the same setup. 

Any salvage yards with CTL equipment or dealers in your area that handle used parts?  I would appreciate any leads, and thanks to those who have already pm'ed with info.

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Re: bogie trouble
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2013, 08:45:32 pm »
it looks a lot like my rottne. except the spindle housing bolts on. if you think a rottne will work call rickard at 724 349 9240 he is the rottne guy. he dose have some used parts