Parts & Service

Undercarriage

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MACHINE INVESTMENT

CAT® UNDERCARRIAGE PRODUCTS

THE ONLY OEM DESIGNING AND BUILDING UNDERCARRIAGE FOR MORE THAN 110 YEARS

WORK IT HARD, MAKE IT LAST, FIX IT RIGHT.

Get the most from your undercarriage investment. 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.

MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR UNDERCARRIAGE.

Cat® undercarriage is designed to work and wear as a system to help make it last with correct operation and maintenance. Undercarriage maintenance costs can consume a large portion of your maintenance budget. It’s good to understand how it works so you can reduce wear and minimize 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.

Need a track service? Click here to contact your local branch to schedule a custom track inspection and service.

Dozer

Learn more about proper operation, maintenance and repair to properly care for your dozer undercarriage.

Hydraulic Excavator

Learn more about proper maintenance and operation for your hydraulic excavator's undercarriage. Also, learn more about choosing the right undercarriage for your work and for your machine.

Rubber Tracks

Learn more about maintaining and lengthening the life of your rubber track undercarriage. Also, learn more about choosing the proper undercarriage for your machine.

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