JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

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Re: JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

Post #11 by Steelfab » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:02 am

JCB Special Hydraulic fluid is ISO 46 oil


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Re: JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

Post #12 by Explo » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Thanks Steelfab.
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Re: JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

Post #13 by Explo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:19 pm

Very productive day spent in the workshop on Saturday. Bucket, dipper and boom ram seals done so no more leaks. Then moved onto the track which needed to loose a link. By god the pins were tight so made up a jig to push them out. Was still just on the limit of the 10 ton ram.

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Next job was to reset the track tension ram and replace the top roller bearings. Then re-attach the track and tension correctly.


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While I was on a roll I thought I'd look at the other side roller bearing. What the frig!!!!!! There was no bearing and the track had been cutting grooves in it!

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Only solution for now, weld up the grooves, turn best i can on the lathe, new bearings and hope it works! Ok it's not perfect but hey, it works for now. I call that Charlie-6 JCB-0. Not a bad day :-)


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Re: JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

Post #14 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:59 pm

Nice one Charlie :claphands: having access to a lathe and welding equipment all helps with resto jobs, plus the skills too and not forgetting the little helper. :D

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Re: JCB Crawler Excavator 208 1983-86 model

Post #15 by Mrsmackpaul » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:45 pm

thats the go steady steady dont get to much on the go like I do and end up with nothing finished
nothing wrong with welding up a roller there is some special grade of rod thats meant to be used according to the experts Im not real sure what it is but I reckon what ever you used will be just fine

Track pins always take a lot of pushing to get out well done done mate :thumbup:

happy little worker still on the job

great stuff and keep it coming

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