Inspect and Maintain Excavator Tracks to Improve Efficiencies and Save Money
It essentially goes without saying that contractors are highly dependent on their compact equipment. Jobs must be done quickly and properly to meet respective deadlines and to get the next projects started on time; thus having properly-functioning equipment plays an important role.
When a piece of equipment is faulty or non-operational, there is a tendency to blame the machine; criticisms can range from poor-quality engineering, to misleading advertising in terms of anticipated versus actual performance, and perhaps to the lack of horsepower. But sometimes, it is the contractor who must take full responsibility for any downtime or delays, due to their lack of attention to the consistent maintenance of their equipment.
Unlike personal or family vehicles, for which some might define routine upkeep as oil and filter changes and tire rotations every few thousand kilometers, maintenance of compact equipment is more complex as it can have a direct impact on revenues. This is true for all types of equipment, but particularly with excavators and mini-excavators due to the popularity of these machines, their versatility, and the demands placed on them by their operators and owners.
Proper maintenance of excavators and mini-excavators includes daily inspections of their undercarriage and tracks; the value of performing such regular examinations includes:
- Extending machine life
- Supporting operator safety
- Maintaining operator comfort
- Reducing wear-and-tear on parts
- Avoiding unnecessary repair costs
- Limiting/preventing costly downtime
Focusing primarily on excavator and mini-excavator tracks, there are several steps that should be taken to evaluate their overall condition and to maintain optimal performance; contractors would be well-advised to inspect and attend to the following on a daily basis:
- Clean out dirt and debris from the tracks
- Ensure proper track tension for the terrain
- Make sure that tracks are correctly aligned
- Check tracks and bushings for signs of wear
- Examine tracks for cuts or holes in the rubber
- Repair/replace any defective parts immediately
Though it may seem that performing daily inspections and maintenance of excavator and mini-excavator tracks and undercarriages would take time away from the job, it actually saves time and money; slowing down the construction process, in a manner of speaking, at the start of each work day can help speed it up for the remainder of the day, as it will ensure that the equipment is in optimal condition to carry out its required tasks.
A Complete Selection of Excavator and Mini-Excavator Tracks for All Your Needs
Contractors invest good sums of money in a Bobcat, John Deere, Kubota, or other brand of excavator or mini-excavator, with high expectations that such compact equipment will deliver good returns with respect to its performance and longevity. The same philosophy should be applied to the rubber tracks installed on these machines.
Equipping smaller excavators with rubber tracks continues to gain acceptance due to the added versatility that these tracks can offer; however they naturally have somewhat less durability versus steel tracks. This magnifies a need to install the highest quality tracks in order to withstand the demands of daily use and optimize durability and performance.
The team from Tag Equipment carries a complete selection of rubber tracks that provide Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) quality as well as excellent traction and superior durability, at after market prices; this inventory of excavator and mini-excavator tracks includes:
- Camso MEX HXD
- Developed explicitly to perform well in extreme heavy-duty applications
- Effective in maintaining and maximizing uptime under severe conditions
These rubber tracks are available for installation on all makes and models of excavators and mini-excavators manufactured by the following companies:
- John Deere
- New Holland
Visit our mini excavator rubber tracks page to view the list of excavators and mini-excavators for which Tag Equipment can supply high-quality rubber tracks.
Ensure that your mini-excavators and excavators are outfitted with superb quality rubber tracks. Call the compact equipment professionals at Tag Equipment at 647-559-3703 today and speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable representatives.
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