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Old 02-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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2008 Arctic Fox main slide

I bought unit used, love it. Have put many miles in last year, including to Alaska and back. But I have sheared main slide shear (roll pin) pin three times. Can any of you advise where to investigate root cause before I put in solid bolt and locknut?

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Old 02-14-2016, 01:06 AM   #2
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Solid bolt/locknut will help ID what is binding when bolt doesn't shear like the roll pin does.
Hydraulic ram system?
Piston operates one end......rack engages a drive gear assembly that is connected to slave drive assembly that moves other rack via cross bar to other side
Gear assembly binding, slipping on rack (either side) can cause enough strain to shear the pin
Out of synch (racks not timed together) can cause enough strain to shear the pin

Electric driven.....
Basically same type of drive/slave drive etc.

Binding is usually cause of sheared pins

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Old 02-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks, I don't hear or see binding and slide approaches extremes evenly. is there a better way to measure alignment? Are there different grades of shear pins? I am back home and will be trying to get smart with this today. Let the comedy begin
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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Main slide update

Slide was indeed binding. Apparently the slide axle drive hole bent because the roll pin that was there did not break when it should have. I replaced all the hardware and drilled out the actual drive hole and fitted it with a larger grade 8 bolt. I replaced all roll pin with single wall roll pin. After alignment everything seems good.
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