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The undercarriage is a crucial part of any machine and nobody likes replacing it. Undercarriage replacement always means taking a machine off the job site for a few days, which impacts production, schedules and the bottom line.

However, not replacing the undercarriage leads to decreased productivity, increased component wear and risk of unplanned downtime in the field, which has an even worse impact on the bottom line than scheduled maintenance.

 

Aftermarket VS OEM Undercarriage

The undercarriage is a crucial part of any machine and nobody likes replacing it. Undercarriage replacement always means taking a machine off the job site for a few days, which impacts production, schedules and the bottom line.

However, not replacing the undercarriage leads to decreased productivity, increased component wear and risk of unplanned downtime in the field, which has an even worse impact on the bottom line than scheduled maintenance.

 


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Undercarriages represent some of the hardest-working components on a machine. Over time, undercarriages can experience significant wear and even damage from daily operations.

Finding wear and damage on your undercarriage involves a visual inspection, as well as several simple tools. First, remove any debris (rocks, hard mud, etc.) caught in the undercarriage, then look for any structural damage or any parts that appear lose.

Pins and bushings often are the first parts on an undercarriage that need maintenance.

There are a number of variables that influence the amount of time before pins and bushings need attention, including application, type of material (soil, rock, etc.) in which the machine is being operated, how the operator operates the machine, maintenance practices, and the manufacturer of the undercarriage.

Removing an undercarriage can take a long time, and it should be done systematically with the correct tools. There are variations on removing undercarriages depending on the manufacturer, model and type of undercarriage. This blog will guide people who have no special training or tools on how to remove rollers, idlers and sprockets.

 

Undercarriages have a varied lifespan depending on numerous factors, including the quality of the product and the application in which it is used, as well as the operator. However, there are a number of steps you can take as the operator, owner or fleet manager to extend the life of your undercarriage, thereby delaying undercarriage repair and/or replacement.

 

Purchasing a new undercarriage for a machine can be a daunting task. Undercarriages are big-ticket items and there is a lot to consider when purchasing one. The seven following tips will make purchasing an undercarriage more successful and less stressful.

 

 

How To Measure Undercarriage Wear

Undercarriages represent some of the hardest-working components on a machine. Over time, undercarriages can experience significant wear and even damage from daily operations.

Finding wear and damage on your undercarriage involves a visual inspection, as well as several simple tools. First, remove any debris (rocks, hard mud, etc.) caught in the undercarriage, then look for any structural damage or any parts that appear lose.

HOW TO PROPERLY TURN YOUR PINS AND BUSHINGS

Pins and bushings often are the first parts on an undercarriage that need maintenance.

There are a number of variables that influence the amount of time before pins and bushings need attention, including application, type of material (soil, rock, etc.) in which the machine is being operated, how the operator operates the machine, maintenance practices, and the manufacturer of the undercarriage.

HOW TO REPLACE ROLLERS, SPROCKETS, AND IDLERS ON YOUR UNDERCARRIAGE

Removing an undercarriage can take a long time, and it should be done systematically with the correct tools. There are variations on removing undercarriages depending on the manufacturer, model and type of undercarriage. This blog will guide people who have no special training or tools on how to remove rollers, idlers and sprockets.

 

4 TIPS TO EXTEND LIFE OF UNDERCARRIAGE

Undercarriages have a varied lifespan depending on numerous factors, including the quality of the product and the application in which it is used, as well as the operator. However, there are a number of steps you can take as the operator, owner or fleet manager to extend the life of your undercarriage, thereby delaying undercarriage repair and/or replacement.

 

7 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN BUYING AN UNDERCARRIAGE

Purchasing a new undercarriage for a machine can be a daunting task. Undercarriages are big-ticket items and there is a lot to consider when purchasing one. The seven following tips will make purchasing an undercarriage more successful and less stressful.

 

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