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GLOBAL SERVICE TRAINING

MD6540 Rotary Drill


Undercarriage and Mainframe
MODULE 2 - TEXT REFERENCE

SERV2006

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY BRIEFING��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
PURPOSE����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
REASON������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
COMPETENCY STATEMENT����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
LEARNING OUTCOMES������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7
INTRODUCTION������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
PURPOSE REVIEW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 20
REASON REVIEW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
COMPETENCY STATEMENT REVIEW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 22
LEARNING OUTCOMES REVIEW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
MODULE CONCLUSION���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24

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SAFETY BRIEFING
• Emergency Phone Numbers
• First Aid Responders
• Location of Exits
• Location of Fire Extinguisher
• Room Alerts or Hazards
• Designated Location for Evacuation
• Storm Shelter
• Hazardous Material

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SAFETY BRIEFING

Before beginning this module, the following topics will be reviewed:


• Emergency Phone Numbers
• First Aid Responders
• Location of Exits
• Location of Fire Extinguisher
• Room Alerts or Hazards
• Designated Location for Evacuation
• Storm Shelter
• Hazardous Material

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PURPOSE

This MD6540 Rotary Drill Undercarriage and


Mainframe module is designed to prepare the
technician to identify the components of the
undercarriage and mainframe.

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• Course purpose PURPOSE

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REASON

This training is necessary for participants to be able


to quickly and accurately diagnose performance
issues in the undercarriage and mainframe. Use of
the knowledge gained in this course will ensure the
participant’s ability to provide more effective customer
service, which enhances customer satisfaction.

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• Course reason REASON

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COMPETENCY STATEMENT

At the completion of the session, the participants will be


required to successfully complete a post-assessment.

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• Course competency statement COMPETENCY STATEMENT

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

You will meet the following learning outcomes during


this Undercarriage and Mainframe module of the
Rotary Drill MD6540 course:
• Take notes on the operation of the undercarriage and
mainframe.
• Identify the components and describe the operation of the
undercarriage and mainframe during a post-assessment.

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• Learning outcomes (objectives) LEARNING OUTCOMES

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INTRODUCTION

• Identify the major components of The crawler mounted, excavator-type undercarriage is designed with three-point
the undercarriage. oscillation suspension, which allows the drill to negotiate rugged, uneven terrain
and provides continued stability while tramming.

It consists of a central frame that supports the mainframe and two side frames that
contain the following:
• Final drive (1)
• Equalizer bar mount (2)
• Rear axle mounting (3)

The three carry rollers on the top of each track frame support the weight of the
track.

The load rollers across the bottom of each track frame support the weight of the
machine. The rollers are protected by full length rock guards.
• Maximum tram speed 2 km/h
• Gradeability with mast down 66%

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Crawler Frame Pivot and Equalizer Bar

• Identify the crawler frame pivot The main frame is attached to the tracks by the crawler frame pivot (1) and the
and equalizer bar. equalizer bar (2).

The main frame pivots on the rear axle, also called the crawler frame pivot or
track pivot. A spigot extends from each side of the main frame and slides into the
housing attached to the crawler side frame.

Each track is allowed a small amount of independent movement due to the


equalizer bar assembly. It is a three point pivot assembly which connects the two
tracks together via a bar, which pivots from the middle of the main frame.

The equalizer outer pivot pins have spherical bearings on which to pivot.

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Equalizer Bar Lubrication

• Explain the equalizer bar A greasing line (1) is attached to the equalizer bar (2), where it is mounted to the
inspection requirements. track frame. Always ensure that this grease line is attached and that the pivot
point (3) is receiving grease.

Daily inspection/checks are to be carried out to ensure that the lubrication supply
to the center pin (4), where the equalizer bar is attached to the mainframe, is
sufficient. This pin and bushing will deteriorate rapidly if adequate lubrication is not
being supplied to the pivot area.

The center pin bolt (5) is also to be checked to ensure that it is tight.

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Track Assembly

• Identify the components of the The track assembly is comprised of:


track assembly.
• High strength steel side-frame (1)
• Track pad (2) with triple grouser plates
• Idler (3)
• Drive sprocket (4)
• Carry rollers (5)
• Load rollers (6)
• Rock guard (7)

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Final Drive Assembly

• Identify the components of the The final drive assembly is bolted in to the track frame, and the sprocket is bolted
final drive assembly. to the output hub.

Two independent axial piston motors (1), one per track, provide up to 360 hp
(268 kW) each, providing the motive effort through the planetary gearbox. They are
driven by oil pressure coming from the left and right tram pumps.

Each crawler side can be driven individually. When the tram function is actuated
in either direction, oil flows from the A or B port of the tram pumps to the
corresponding ports on the tram motors.

Counterbalance valves are installed to prevent a runaway condition when travelling


downhill. When tramming downhill, if the drill starts to “runaway,” pressure will drop
in the supply circuit, causing the counterbalance cartridge to close, which blocks
flow from exiting the motor, thereby slowing the drill.

Each motor is equipped with a mechanical holding brake (multiple disk brake)
which is spring engaged and pressure released. This oil pressure comes from the
fan drive circuit.

This brake serves as a parking brake and closes automatically under spring
pressure when the hydraulic pressure is insufficient to overcome the spring.

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When an operating pressure via the brake release port (2) exceeds the spring
tension, the mechanical parking brake is released.

To check final drive oil levels, the drill must be on level ground and the final drive
positioned so that the drain plug (3) is at the bottom (6 o’clock) position. This will
place the fill/level plug (4) at the correct position for checking (approximately
2 o’clock).

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Idler Assembly

• Identify the idler assembly The Idler wheel (1) is filled with oil, and the running surfaces are induction
components. hardened for reduction in wear.

The sliding block (2) is designed to prevent dirt from entering the idler.

The hydraulic adjuster (3) tensions the track, controlled by grease delivered under
pressure.

The recoil dampener (4) is charged with 160 bar of nitrogen at the factory and
normally requires no further maintenance.

Prior to any work being carried out on the track, the stored pressure in the track
tension system must be vented. Failure to do so will cause the cylinder rod to be
forced from the barrel if the track chain is separated.

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Track Adjustment

• Explain track adjustment. The track assembly has a grease filled jack, which tensions the track chains.

A nitrogen filled jack provides the “recoil” or “dampening” for the Idler assembly and
track chains.

To check that the tensioning and damping system is functioning correctly, the track
pad needs to be measured for sag. This measurement is performed by placing a
straight edge (2) on top of the grouser plates (1) between the final drive and the top
carrier roller and measuring the gap (3) between the two. Correct tensioning should
produce a gap of between 25 – 30 mm.

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Track Tension Adjustment

• Explain track tension adjustment. To relieve track tension, loosen the relief valve (1) one full turn only.

If the tracks do not loosen off (by expelling grease from around the valve), move
the drill rig slowly forward and backward until some of the grease is expelled from
the relief valve and the track tension is released.

WARNING: DO NOT COMPLETELY UNSCREW THE RELIEF VALVE. THE


RELIEF VALVE IS UNDER GREASE PRESSURE.

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Mainframe and Jacks

• Identify the mainframe and jacks. The mainframe (1) supports the superstructures such as the cab, engines, and
mast, located on the deck.

When the machine is not tramming it is supported by telescopic jacks.

The front jacks (2) are a balanced system that allows for even weight distribution.

The rear jacks (3) are individually controlled to level the machine.

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Leveling Jacks

• Explain the operation of the The mainframe side valve (SD25) supplies both the front and rear jacks. The SD25
leveling jacks. valve receives oil from a 30 gpm gear pump.

The rear jacks move independently. The front jacks each have a pressure
transducer installed that senses the weight applied to each jack. A feedback loop
to the SD25 valves allows the weight of the machine to be balanced and therefore
leveled over the front jacks.

Fitted above each leveling jack are the counterbalance valves. The function of the
dual counterbalance valves in the jack circuit is two-fold:
• Prevent the machine from drifting down after the jacks are set
• Prevent the jacks from drifting down when they are in the retracted position

The jack cylinders are a “rod entry” design, with the cylinder rod being hollow and
a transfer tube fitted inside the rod to transfer oil to the bottom side of the cylinder
piston (extend).

A gallery outside of the transfer tube, but still inside the hollow cylinder rod, is
ported to the top side of the piston (retract).

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Mast Elevating Cylinders

• Identify the components of the Each of the two mast elevating cylinders (1) are 3 stage.
mast elevating cylinders.
The mast elevating cylinders require daily inspection of the top and bottom pin
“keeper” plate, mount pins (2), bearings and capscrews.

Excessive movement in the mount pins and bearings are also to be checked.

The hydraulic circuit of the mast elevating cylinders is protected by three


counterbalance valves.

Separate counterbalance valves are fitted to the piston end of each cylinder (3).
There is one counterbalance valve that connects into the rod end of both cylinders.

The two valves on the piston ends are for controlling the descent of the mast when
lowering back to tram position or to protect from “free falling” due to either a burst
or disconnected hydraulic line.

The single valve on the rod ends is for controlling the mast if it breaks over center
during setup. This acts as a snubber valve to prevent the mast from running away
when gravity overcomes the pivot support balance.

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PURPOSE

This MD6540 Rotary Drill Undercarriage and


Mainframe module was designed to prepare
the technician to identify the components of the
undercarriage and mainframe.

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• Course purpose review PURPOSE REVIEW

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REASON

This training was necessary for participants to be


able to quickly and accurately diagnose performance
issues in the undercarriage and mainframe. Use of
the knowledge gained in this course will ensure the
participant’s ability to provide more effective customer
service, which enhances customer satisfaction.

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• Course reason review REASON REVIEW

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COMPETENCY STATEMENT

The participants are now required to successfully


complete a post-assessment.

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• Course competency review COMPETENCY STATEMENT REVIEW

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

You have met the following learning outcomes during


this Undercarriage and Mainframe module of the
Rotary Drill MD6540 course:
• Took notes on the operation of the undercarriage and
mainframe.
• Identified the components and described the operation of
the undercarriage and mainframe during a
post-assessment.

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• Learning outcomes (objectives) LEARNING OUTCOMES REVIEW
review

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MODULE CONCLUSION

The next module will be the MD6540 Rotary Drill


Engine and Support Systems.

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• Module conclusion MODULE CONCLUSION

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