TRACK TENSION SYSTEM.
Table 2-2 lists common malfunctions associated with the
track tension system that may be found during operation
or maintenance of the paving machine. Perform the
tests/ inspections and corrective actions for a particular
malfunction in order given. This table cannot list all
possible malfunctions that may occur, nor all tests,
inspections, or corrective actions. If a malfunction is not
listed, or is not corrected by listed corrective actions,
notify your supervisor.
Table 2-2. Track Tension Troubleshooting.
TEST OR INSPECTION
TRACK FAILS TO MAINTAIN OPERATING TENSION.
Check operation of hopper lift cylinders and screed extension cylinders.
If hopper lift cylinders and screed extension cylinders operate normally, go to step 3.
If hopper lift cylinders and screed extension cylinder fail to operate normally, go to step 2.
The following test requires use of a hydraulic system tester. Install tester in-line at pressure
test point indicated by each individual test per TM 9-4940-468-14. Make sure all ratings of
fittings and hoses used are adequate for maximum pressures and flows being tested.
System operating pressure must be at 2475 -25 psi (17 066 ±172 kPa) before performing
this test. If pressure is not correct, refer to paragraph 2.51, and reset system operating