PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING ADDITIONAL BOLTS TO THE TOW ARM AND DROP ARM JOINT FOR CERTAIN AP655F ASPHALT PAVERS EQUIPPED WITH SE60 V XW AND SE60 VT XW SCREEDS Caterpillar


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PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING ADDITIONAL BOLTS TO THE TOW ARM AND DROP ARM JOINT FOR CERTAIN AP655F ASPHALT PAVERS EQUIPPED WITH SE60 V XW AND SE60 VT XW SCREEDS [UEBE1160]
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PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING ADDITIONAL BOLTS TO THE TOW ARM AND DROP ARM JOINT FOR CERTAIN AP655F ASPHALT PAVERS EQUIPPED WITH SE60 V XW AND SE60 VT XW SCREEDS
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PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING ADDITIONAL BOLTS TO THE TOW ARM AND DROP ARM JOINT FOR CERTAIN AP655F ASPHALT PAVERS EQUIPPED WITH SE60 V XW AND SE60 VT XW SCREEDS

7121 6640
PS46831
NOTE:

AVSpare’s obligations under this Service Letter are subject to, and shall not apply in contravention of, the laws, rules, regulations, directives, ordinances, orders, or statutes of the United States, or of any other applicable jurisdiction, without recourse or liability with respect to AVSpare.

NOTE:

This Program must be administered either before or after failure. In either case the decision whether to apply the Program is made by the dealer. When reporting the repair, use "PS46831" as the Part Number and "7755" as the Group Number. If administered before failure, use "56" as the Warranty Claim Description Code and "T" as the SIMS Description code. If administered after failure, use "96" as the Warranty Claim Description Code, and "Z" as the SIMS Description Code.

NOTE:

The information supplied in this service letter may not be valid after the termination date of this program. Do not perform the work outlined in this Service Letter after the termination date without first contacting your AVSpare product analyst.


TERMINATION DATE

31Aug2022

PROBLEM

The tow arm and drop arm joint were assembled using 5 bolts instead of 7 for certain AP655F Asphalt Pavers configured with SE60 V XW and SE60 VT XW Screeds. This could cause a lack of engagement between drop arm and tow arm leading to the development of cracks on tow arm and drop arms in certain applications.

AFFECTED PRODUCT

Model Identification Number
AP655F 45200102

45300101

47900100-00105, 108-174

48000101, 108-109, 114-116, 118, 120-124, 135-136, 139-140

AC600100-00109

MH600104, 126, 130-131, 181, 210, 340, 401, 419, 444, 447, 461

ML600100-00101, 103-105, 107-120

P6500101-00127

PARTS NEEDED

Qty

Part Number Description
4 7X2564 BOLT-HEX HEAD
8 8T4123 WASHER-HARD
4 8T4131 NUT-HEX
In order to allow equitable parts availability to all participating dealers, please limit your initial parts order to not exceed 12% of dealership population. This is an initial order recommendation only, and the ultimate responsibility for ordering the total number of parts needed to satisfy the program lies with the dealer.


ACTION REQUIRED

1. Inspect the tow arm - drop arm joint and identify the number of bolts installed on the machines.
2. For the machine installed with 5 bolts, Lower and place the screed on a flat ground and disassemble the screed from tractor.
3. Inspect tow arm (a) and drop arm (b) for any damage.
Follow D&A instruction for "Screed - Remove and Install".
Note: There is no need to remove electrical and hydraulic connection for the inspection, the dismantling of bolted joint will suffice.
4. Install 2 additional bolts (1), washers (2) and nuts (3) on each joint. Tighten the bolts to 460 +/-70 Nm.
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SERVICE CLAIM ALLOWANCES

Product smu/age whichever comes first
AVSpare
Dealer Suggested
Customer Suggested
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
0-2000 hrs,
0-12 mo 
100.0%
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2001-4000 hrs,
13-36 mo 
33.0%
50.0%
0.0%
0.0%
50.0%
50.0%
 NOTE: This is a 2.0-hour job



PARTS DISPOSITION

Handle the parts in accordance with your Warranty Bulletin on warranty parts handling.
 
 
 

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