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Road Badger: Do it Yourself service options

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Road Badger is engineered to withstand the daily pounding of road maintenance work, but that kind of stress does take its toll.* Road Badger is also built with easy access points to take the frustration out of maintaining and servicing your machine. The following information will assist you in keeping your Road Badger running smoothly and safely. Download Road Badger's Operation and Application Manual for more information. Click here to view animations that will assist you in DIY servicing of your Road Badger.

Frame Inspection

  • Check for Stress Points
  • Check for Cracks
  • Check pin connections to power unit
  • Check torque bolts holding superstructure in place
  • Check torque nuts holding wheel assembly in place
  • Inspect bushing wear
  • Inspect cylinder pins

Compartment Inspection

  • Check engine mount bolts
  • Check Hood mounting bolts
  • Lubricate door latches and Locks
  • Inspect electrical cable for wear
  • Inspect hydraulic lines for wear
  • Ensure hydraulic cap and fuel cap are secure
  • Ensure engine ducting on intake and exhaust connections to motor are secure

Electrical Inspection

  • Ensure electrical connections are secure
  • Verify fasteners securing reciever to tank
  • Inspect circuit breakers for fault
  • Note depth indicator lights are functioning
  • Change batteries in remote weekly and always carry spares (4 AAs)
  • Check case for damage
  • Ensure remote buttons are free moving

Hydraulic System Inspection

  • Visual inspection for any fluid leaks
  • Ensure all valve connections are tight
  • Inspect all cylinders for leaks
  • Inspect all cylinder rods for scoring or pitting
  • Inspect hydraulic motors for leaks
  • Verify hydraulic oil levels are within indicated marks
  • Inspect external hoses for excessive abrasion
  • Verify hydraulic filler cap is secured

Disk Carrier Inspection

  • Inspect both main disk shafts and confirm torque of 850 ft/lb
  • Clean and inspect both hydraulic motors
  • Clean and inspect both coupling assemblies
  • Inspect and greae all six pillow bearings and tighten connection bolts
  • Inspect all discs for wear and damage
  • Inspect/replace all worn lower control arm bushings
  • Inspect/replace cylinder pins and tighten pin bolts
  • Inspect remot speed sensor connection
  • Ensure disk spoon bolts are properly secured
  • Ensure disk spoon is replaced when it becomes worn to within 1/2" of disk

Coupling Inspection

  • Verify insert is not exposed
  • Ensure coupling set screws are intact
  • Ensure proper face to face dimensions are visible when no insert is visible.
  • If insert is exposed, a coupling hub has possibly backed off. Remedy this situation immediately to ensure proper insert life
  • Always carry spare snap ring and insert with machine

Ripper Inspection

  • Inspect and/or replace all worn control arm bushings
  • Inspect cylinder pins and tighten pin bolts
  • Inspect and ensure knife screws and nuts can move freely
  • Inspect knife shanks for damage
  • Ripper knife must be able to travel smoothly in the shank
  • Ripper knife has screw adjustment that allows operator to maintain optimal 2" extension of knife past end of shank
  • The ripper knives must be adjusted when wear comes to within 1" of the shank
  • Ripper knives should be replaced when overall blades are dimished or worn down to less than 4" in length. This helps prevent wear on the shank

Tire/wheel inspection

  • Inspect tires for wear, cuts, etc.
  • Inspect spindles and nuts for damage
  • Inspect and re-torque wheel nuts and bolts to 120 ft/lb
  • Inspect forks and assembly for damage
  • Inspect and re-torque wheel shaft nuts to 100 ft/lb
  • Inspect thrust bearing for wear (minimum thickness should be 1/32")

* Unit is subject to severe vibration during normal operations. Unit inspection and maintenance must be performed regularly