MONITOR OPERATOR HABITS TO REDUCE UNDERCARRIAGE REPAIR COSTS !!!
MONITOR OPERATOR HABITS TO REDUCE COSTS !!!
How a machine is operated can impact undercarriage life and costs. These areas need special attention:
Speed High-speed operation, especially in reverse, means more wear on links, rollers, idlers, bushings, and sprockets. Avoid high speeds whenever possible.
Turning Turning the machine constantly to one side increases wear to rail sides, rollers, and idler flanges. If operators cannot alternate turning directions, regularly check for wear on the turn side. Rotating tracks can help extend life.
Slipping Track If track slips, decrease the load to prevent excessive non-productive movements.
Adjust to the Site Track will last longer when you work downhill rather than uphill. Alternate sides when on hills. If a machine constantly works on crowns or in depressions, check for inside or outside track wear.
Work location You can place the least amount of strain on undercarriage and final drive components by following these rules:
Never dig over final drive.
Limit digging over the side of machine.
Always dig over front idlers to reduce stress on the components.
Points to Remember:
Applications that require higher horsepower and torque will cause faster undercarriage wear.
Abrasive materials (rock, gravel, debris) accelerate undercarriage wear.
Aggressive operation, like counter-rotations, increases the rate of undercarriage wear.
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