Firstly, what do we consider as being undercarriage?
An undercarriage is the bottom of the excavator or dozer that supports the weight and tracks of the machine. It includes components such as the track frame, rollers, sprockets, track chains and final drives.
Why is it essential to inspect the undercarriage?
Regular inspections of the undercarriage are vital because it helps ensure that the machine is in optimal working condition and is capable of performing heavy-duty tasks with greater efficiency and safety.
Some of the components that need to be inspected include the following:
What are the benefits of regular undercarriage inspections?
Regular undercarriage inspections can help identify potential issues before they become significant problems. Doing so can help extend the life of the machines and reduce the likelihood of costly repairs. Additionally, it helps ensure that the machine is operating safely and efficiently.
How often should I inspect the undercarriage?
Inspecting the undercarriage of a tracked machine every 250 hours or at least once a month is recommended. However, it is important to note that more frequent inspections may be required for machines used in extreme conditions or for heavy-duty tasks.
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Our expert team can perform a free comprehensive track inspection of your machinery to obtain wear measurements of all undercarriage parts.
Upon completion, we will present you with a detailed wear report and advise on any corrective actions required to maximise machine uptime.
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