Tough terrain demands an undercarriage that has been time-tested in handling unpredictable working conditions while consistently maintaining performance. Cat undercarriages prove their worth by lowering your operating/maintenance costs and delivering an increased life-cycle value. Achieve more with your Cat investment and keep costs down by following these guidelines:
MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR UNDERCARRIAGE
Undercarriage represents an average 50% of your machine's owning and operating costs, so it makes sense to invest in a system that will deliver the most value. We design and build our own undercarriage, giving us 100% quality control for a machine-specific product match and low O&O costs.
MAINTAIN OPTIMUM TRACK TENSION
Tight tracks create excess stress throughout the undercarriage, increasing wear on bushings, sprockets, links, and idlers. Follow the tension-adjusting procedures in your machine's owner's manual or consult your Cat dealer.
RUN THE RIGHT SHOE WIDTH FOR CONDITIONS
The extra flotation of the wide shoes used for muddy conditions can actually increase wear and strain on links, pins, and bushings when used in high impact conditions.
PREPARE MACHINES FOR UNDERFOOT CONDITIONS
You can equip the machine to handle the soil conditions of a specific environment. Use center-punched shoes and optimize guarding in muddy conditions to reduce packing and the increased tension and wear it causes. Use extreme service shoes and carrier rollers for abrasive conditions.