Caterpillar Pin Pusher
Larzep 350 ton DD35030 Double acting cylinder in conjunction with a YAM7645 110 volt 2.1 litre per minute power pack with remote control pendant for safety and ease of operation.
The tool is being used in Scotland for the removal of track pins on Earth moving equipment.
As can be seen in these pictures the pin has been pushed through, In this case it took 251 metric tonnes to break the grip of the pin which was very badly worn.
The pin is forced out the other side of the tool as the new pin is pushed through, The protective Blanket has been pulled back for the bennefit of the photograph.
Larzep also provided protective blankets which are wrapped around the opposite side of the pushing tool to catch any components, such as loose material around the pin, or the pin itself, in extreme cases, and is strongly recommended by Health and Safety Authorities, as means of protection for the operators.