553C, 563C, and 573C Wheel Feller Bunchers TA2 Technical Inspection{1000, 7000, 753T} Caterpillar


553C, 563C, and 573C Wheel Feller Bunchers TA2 Technical Inspection{1000, 7000, 753T}

Usage:

563C JCB


Wheel Feller Buncher:
553C (S/N: PGR1-UP)
563C (S/N: JCB1-UP)
573C (S/N: RJT1-UP)

Introduction

Inspections are the most basic form of condition monitoring. The inspections are easy to do and surprisingly effective at helping you spot equipment health issues. Proactive monitoring and analysis of equipment information will allow Dealers to effectively intervene before problems occur.

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Engine

Cooling System

Table 1
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Radiator Pressure Relief (Radiator Cap) (2)     100 kPa (15 psi)            
    Freezing Point of Engine Coolant                
    Conditioner Test of Engine Coolant                
    Belt Tension             Auto Adjust Belt Tensioner    
    Difference between the Upper and Lower Radiator Tank Temperatures                
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action
( 2 ) Test for the pressure that is listed on the cap.

Fuel System

Table 2
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Fuel Pressure    
772 ± 179 kPa (112 ± 26 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Lubrication System

Table 3
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Engine Oil Pressure at Low Idle     -            
    Engine Oil Pressure at High Idle    
315 kPa (45 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Basic Engine

Table 4
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Engine Speed at Low Idle     800 ± 10 RPM            
    Engine Speed at High Idle (563C/573C     1800 ± 10 RPM            
    Engine Speed at High Idle (553C)     2200 ±10 RPM            
    Cylinder Cutout Test     -            
    Engine Crankcase Blowby Pressure     -            
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Air Inlet and Exhaust System

Table 5
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Cylinder # 1 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
    Cylinder # 2 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
    Cylinder # 3 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
    Cylinder # 4 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
    Cylinder # 5 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
    Cylinder # 6 Exhaust Temperature (2)     -            
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action
( 2 ) Compare the exhaust temperature variance at each exhaust port.

Performance Checks

ReferenceRefer to Testing & Adjusting, KENR7574, "553C, 563C, and 573C Wheel Feller Bunchers Machine Systems" for more detail on the following test.

Operational Checks

Table 6
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Steering Cylinders (Right turn)     3.3 seconds            
    Steering Cylinders (Left turn)     3.3 seconds            
    Gather Arm Cylinder (Move the arm from close to open position.)     .75 seconds            
    Gather Arm Cylinder (Move the arm from open to close position.)     1.0 seconds            
    Buncher Arm Cylinder (Move the arm from close to open position.)     .85 seconds            
    Buncher Arm Cylinder (Move the arm from open to close position.)     1.0 seconds            
    Lift Cylinder Drift Test    
2 mm (0.08 inch) Maximum per minute    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Hydraulic System

ReferenceRefer to Testing & Adjusting, KENR7574, "553C, 563C, and 573C Wheel Feller Bunchers Machine Systems" for more detail on the following test.

Piston Pump (Auxiliary) - Test & Adjust

Table 7
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Low Pressure Standby (Low Idle)    
2100 ± 70 kPa (305 ± 10 psi)    
       
    High Pressure Cutoff (High Idle)    
31026 kPa (4500 psi)    
       
    Margin Pressure at High Idle    
2100 ± 100 kPa (305 ± 15 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Load Sensing Relief Valve (Implement) - Test & Adjust

Table 8
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Load Sensing Relief Valve (engine speed 1000 rpm)    
24200 kPa (3510 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Piston Pump (Hydraulic Fan) Pressure - Test and Adjust

Table 9
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Fan Speed     2050 RPM at
77° C (170° F)    
       
    Fan Stand by Pressure at 1250 RPM    
1516 kPa (220 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Piston Pump (Attachment) - Test & Adjust

Table 10
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Low Pressure Standby (Low Idle)    
2100 ± 70 kPa (305 ± 10 psi)    
       
    High Pressure Cutoff (High Idle)    
31026 kPa (4500 psi)    
       
    Margin Pressure at High Idle    
2100 ± 100 kPa (305 ± 15 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Accumulator (Pilot, Brake, Differential Lock) - Test and Charge

Table 11
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Accumulator Pressure    
20685 kPa (3000 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Pressure Reducing Valve (Front Brake Manifold) - Test and Adjust

Table 12
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Pressure Reducing Valve    
11032 kPa (1600 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Power Train System

ReferenceRefer to Testing & Adjusting, KENR7570, "553C, 563C, and 573C Wheel Feller Bunchers Power Train System" for more detail on the following test.

Accumulator (Pilot, Brake, Differential Lock) - Test and Charge

Table 13
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Accumulator Pressure    
20685 kPa (3000 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Pressure Reducing Valve (Front Brake Manifold) - Test and Adjust

Table 14
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Pressure Reducing Valve    
11030 kPa (1600 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Piston Pump (Propel) (Hydraulic Neutral Adjustment) - Test and Adjust

Table 15
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Differential between M4 and M5 (engine speed High Idle    
152 kPa (22 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Piston Pump (Propel) (Pressure Override) - Test and Adjust

Table 16
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Pressure Limiter (High Idle)    
35000 kPa (5075 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Automatic Shifting Pressure - Test and Adjust

Table 17
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    573C (Flat )     25900 kPa (3750 psi)            
    573C (Hill)     23800 kPa (3450 psi)            
    553C/563C (Flat)     24100 kPa (3500 psi)            
    553C/563C (Hill)     22100 kPa (3200 psi)            
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Parking Brake - Test and Adjust

Table 18
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    High Idle    
2600 kPa (377 psi)    
       
    Low Idle    
2600 kPa (377 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Service Brake - Test and Adjust

Table 19
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    High Idle    
5515 kPa (800 psi) Maximum    
       
    Low Idle    
5515 kPa (800 psi) Maximum    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Differential Lock - Test and Adjust

Table 20
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    High Idle    
2600 kPa (377 psi)    
       
    Low Idle    
2600 kPa (377 psi)    
       
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

Electrical System

Table 21
Status (1)     Description     Specification     Actual     Comments    
    Battery Voltage (engine stopped)     24 VDC            
    Battery Voltage at Low Idle)                
    Battery Voltage at High Idle     28 +/- 1            
    Inspect Battery Cables                
    Starter Draw Test                
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

S.O.S

Table 22
Status (1)     Description     Obtain     Comments    
    Engine Oil Sample            
    Engine Coolant Sample (Level II)            
    Hydraulic Oil Sample            
    Propel Oil Sample            
    Front Final Drive Oil Sample            
    Rear Final Drive Oil Sample            
( 1 ) N = Normal, M = Monitor, A = Action

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