Removal, Repair and Replacement See figures 3-64, 3-65 and 3-66.
This procedure assumes a complete removal, repair and replacement of the assembly. A partial disassembly, repair and
replacement is possible. Follow the procedure to the point of removing only those components requiring repair or
replacement. Removal and replacement of the conveyor belt is addressed at the end of this section.
This procedure assumes the belt has been removed from the gathering conveyor and that the conveyor is in the operating
The conveyor drive is removed in Section 3-9-8.
Disconnect and lock out the breaker for the gathering conveyor motor.
Remove the tail pulley guard.
The tail pulley is mounted on two pillow block bearings. Support the shaft and pulley with a sling around both ends
of the shaft. Remove the fasteners in the bearings and remove the assembly. The bearing lock collars can be
loosened and the bearings removed.
The conveyor idlers are held in place with a spring clip. Remove the clip from both ends of the shaft and the idler
can be removed from the frame.
The conveyor trough sets are held in place with four fasteners. Remove the fasteners and the conveyor troughing
The return rolls are held in place with a clip bolted over the end of the shaft. Remove the fastener holding the clip
at both ends of the roll and the roll can be removed from the bracket.
Remove the fasteners holding the belt tensioner and remove the belt tensioner.
Remove the hydraulic lines to the four cylinders. Cap these lines and plug the ports to the cylinders.
Remove the cylinders one at a time by removing the two cylinder pins holding each of them in place.
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