• Maintenance Tips
    • Call your parts and service representative for expert advice and service.
    • Adjust the track for correct tension. Always adjust track in its working environment. Correct track adjustment is critical.
    • Tighten the track hardware correctly, using Caterpillar torque-turn method.
    • Make daily visual inspections of the equipment. Check for loose bolts, leaking seals, and abnormal wear.
    • Keep the undercarriage clean of mud and debris so rollers can turn properly.
  • Operating Checklist
    • Always use the narrowest shoe possible that still allows adequate flotation.
    • Minimize high operating speeds in nonproductive situations, especially in reverse.
    • Alternate turning direction since turning only in one direction wears out one side of the machine faster than the other.
    • Monitor track spin, since it reduces production while increasing wear on all undercarriage components.
  • Repair Options

    Maximize the life of your undercarriage and reduce your cost per hour by taking advantage of these undercarriage repair options:

    • Wet bushing turn
    • Roller reshelling
    • Roller swapping
    • Idler resurfacing
    • Track shoe regrousering
  • Selection Factors

    If repair is not an effective option for your undercarriage, ask these questions to help decide which Cat® undercarriage is the right fit for your work and your machine:

    • How long will I own this machine?
    • How many hours a week will I be using this machine?
    • What are my typical ground/soil conditions?
    • What are my impact conditions?
    • What attachments are on my dozer?
    • What are the grades/slopes on my job site?

    Precisely defining these parameters will help lead you to the best undercarriage choice for your needs.