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1 CAT pin grabber quick change modifications. Remove bucket from quick-change coupler Remove quick-change coupler and grind area shown here. Use gray plastic gage furnished with QC thumbs to determine how much to grind. Use heavy grinder to remove material from this area. Gage should set flat on inside of QC when finished. After grinding this area, use a disc sander and/or a die grinder to radius and blend corners. Leave no sharp edges that may give cracks a place to start. 2 Before installing bucket, slowly cycle bucket cylinder all the way out. The cylinder travel should be stopped when the bucket toggle link hits the top of the quick attach casting. If the quick attach starts to bind up against the South Fork cylinder brackets before the bucket cylinder reaches its’ limit, the quick change bracket will require more grinding in this area. Alternate method to limit bucket cylinder travel. 3/8 x ¾ flat bar 2 ½” long welded to toggle link. 3 Thumb installation Non quick change type shown. Extend E-stick about 2 ft. Bring stick into a vertical position as shown. Place cylinder and brackets behind boom. Loosen the (4) ½” bolts so there are only a few threads left holding. Place arms over pin boss and snug bolts. 4 Note: half round cutouts face cab. Swing arms and cylinder up and secure with 5/8” bolts and top clamp as shown. Use a 1 ¾” wrench to turn lower clamp if necessary. Tighten the (2) 5/8” bolts evenly to keep the cylinder arms an equal distance from the bottom of E-stick. Note position of bucket cylinder. This will give room for an impact wrench when installing top clamp. 5 Install bucket (or coupler) using dummy pin. Position bucket just off the floor so there is no weight on pin. (leave bucket off for now if you have a quick coupler) Get thumb into position and drive dummy pin thru using alignment stub to protect threads on pin. Use the washers that came with bucket to shim thumb if necessary. Remove alignment stub and install washer and self -locking nut. Use factory washers on non QC installations. On Quick change installations, use the 5/16 tabbed spacers Alignment stub furnished with thumb. 6 Grease zerk faces away Extend cylinder rod. from cab. Swing rod end into thumb and install cylinder pin. Do not use spacers on either side of the cylinder rod. It must be allowed to float as the arms flex. 7 Plumbing Parts Needed: (1) CAT #1770856 Tubeline (420D) #1772041(430D) (1) CAT #1772171 Tubeline (420D) #1775156(430D) (2) CAT #9R1004 Clips (2) CAT #9R1005 Clips Also Needed: 5/8” Hole saw and small right angle drill. Move existing tubelines in as shown below. Original tube Added tube VERY IMPORTANT RH factory hose must be loosened and rotated out as shown or it will hit fitting boss on main cyl when cyl is fully extended. Use a 5/8 hole saw and a small right angle drill to make new holes thru rubber clamp blocks on main boom. By chucking pilot drill and using it to drive hole saw, it is easier to clear the rubber slugs by loosening setscrew and pulling the saw off the pilot drill. This also allows use of a smaller right angle drill or die grinder. After installing new tubelines, they may have to be “tweaked” to keep them from rubbing against the original tubelines. 8 Alternate tube mounting with hammer circuit return hose When the tractor is equipped with factory hammer circuit tank return, it is not possible to run the tube lines thru the clamps. They must be routed as shown here. Drill and tap the plate on the clamp closest to hinge point and bring the tubes to the center as shown. (It may be possible to use existing bolts and leave the tubes spread out at the bottom clamp on a 430D, but on a 420D the hoses will strike the swing frame when the main boom is fully retracted.) Remove bar and shorten this end ¼”. Force this line down and clamp as shown. Run new tubeline as shown. 9 Hose Routing Connect the 45° ends on the shorter of the two long hoses to the new tubeline on the LH side. Follow existing hoses to bring this hose down the LH side of the bucket cyl. Use light zip-ties to temporarily secure hose. 45° hose end LH hose should go to lower bulkhead fitting Connect the 45° ends on the longer hose to new tubeline on RH side. Route new hose as shown. New Hose Place washer under clamp so new hose will not be pinched. Follow existing hose and route over the top of the bucket cyl to run parallel with the new LH hose. Do not permanently secure these hoses until the end of installation. While the E-Stick is cycled in-and-out and the stick boom is cycled thru its full range of rotation, check for any hose binding or pinching. ---Optional--- After hoses are routed to your satisfaction, they can be secured using CAT clamps part # s 5P7462 clips, 5P7463 clips, 6V-0683 grommets. 10 Install bulkhead fitting clamp on bucket cyl. (17” from front of cylinder) Move this grommet back and down. Bulkhead fitting clamp HOSES MUST BE “TRAINED OUT” TO AVOID PINCHING AS SHOWN BELOW. This is done by putting a twist in hose as the fitting is tightened at the bulkhead clamp. Pinch point 11 20” python strap Add hose wrap. Make sure RH hose doesn’t hang up on this bracket as E-stick is cycled in & out. Before installing anti-cavitation port reliefs in control valve or connecting hoses to valve, check main relief pressure by operating pedal with ports plugged. Note this pressure. When adjusting thumb pressures later, the clamp pressure should be set at least 100 psi lower than the main relief. This assures the port relief is unloading and protecting the thumb and its components. 1 1/16 11/16 or 17mm Lower hose to LH tubeline. Add port relief 9/16 cartridges Remove blank plugs from control valve and replace with the port relief valves. (supplied with thumb) Before installing cartridges, back adjustments out until you feel the spring “let go”. Then turn in ½ turn. This will get you close. Set port pressures before removing the #12 plugs and running the 58” hoses. It is a little easier to set the top port relief without the hoses in the way. Set pressures Clamp pressure (bottom relief) to be set 2950 – 3000 psi but at least 100 psi below main relief setting. This will result in a condition where the bucket will over-ride the thumb until the thumb is 90° to the stick. The thumb has its best leverage at this point, and the bucket and thumb will be stalled. One cannot over-ride the other. Retract pressure to be 1800 – 2000 psi. (top port relief) 12 Drill hole opposite this hose & move this hose over to new hole. 8” python strap Use 58” hoses to connect control valve with new tube lines. After plumbing is complete, fully retract E-Stick and cycle thumb to a position 90° to stick boom. Check clearance between bottom of stick boom and back of cylinder. Keep in mind that this clearance will change as wear strips in boom wear. If clearance is less than ¾”, move cyl down by placing flat bar between stick boom and lower clamp block. Check clearance here . NOTE: Tooth adaptors are shipped loose. When using more than one bucket, it may be necessary to move thumb teeth around to get a good nest with all buckets. It is not uncommon to have to gouge teeth off some buckets and re-arrange them to make them nest well with the thumb. Teeth must not hit tip-to-tip but should interlace. When satisfied everything will work O.K., remove the (5) ½” bolts and loctite them. Lube all 5 zerks. Fill hydraulic tank to proper level. If you have any questions or problems, please call Russ Salvage at South Fork Industrial, Inc. (541) 258-7696.
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