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Track Maintenance: Essential Tips & Tricks

Track Maintenance: Essential Tips & Tricks

Keegan Eddie

November 3, 2023 at 4:30:00 p.m.

Mini excavators are often exposed to varying terrains. This exposure can result in track problems if not adequately addressed. With regular inspection and maintenance, most issues can be circumvented.

Track Maintenance: Essential Tips and Tricks

Mini excavators are often exposed to varying terrains. This exposure can result in track problems if not adequately addressed. With regular inspection and maintenance, most issues can be circumvented.
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Spotting Track Problems:

Your mini excavator might display signs like tracks slipping off, challenges in maneuvering, uneven wear, excessive vibrations, pulling one way or another when going straight or visible damage such as cracks on the tracks.

Quick Diagnosis Checklist:
Visual Inspection: Check for wear, tearing, or other damages.
Debris Check: Ensure no mud, rocks, or other foreign particles are stuck, affecting the track's function.
Tension Test: A well-tensioned track should resist slight pressure but not sag excessively or remain immovable.

How to Address Issues:
Debris Removal: Post-operation, especially in rugged terrains, ensure the tracks are free of debris. A pressure washer can be quite handy.
Tension Management: Consult your manual for proper tensioning. Balance is key - neither too tight nor too loose.
Track Replacement: Severely damaged tracks need replacement. It's wise to replace both tracks simultaneously to maintain even wear and tension.

Preventive Measures:
Turns: Avoid sharp, high-speed turns to minimize track strain.
Cleaning Routine: Regular cleaning prevents hardening of mud and debris build-up, ensuring smoother track operation.
Inspections: Cultivate the habit of inspecting tracks before and after use, catching issues early.
Pro Insights:
Track Rotation: Occasionally, rotate tracks between sides to ensure even wear.
Undercarriage Check: Regularly inspect components like rollers and sprockets.
Storage: When idle, store your excavator indoors or under a cover, protecting the tracks from extreme weather conditions.

Did you know….. Molior Multo carries replacement tracks. Call, text or email for details.

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