Undercarriage Maintenance for Compact Track Loaders

  • Editorial Team
  • Heavy Construction Equipment
  • 22 December 2022

In order to maximize uptime and reduce downtime with your fleet of compact track loaders you need to pay special attention to the machine’s undercarriage because they are a crucial component that a lot of people overlook during the inspection. If you want to increase the lifespan and functionality of your machines, you should know that proper track maintenance and ensuring build quality are essential for it. With regular inspection and maintenance of your compact track loader’s undercarriage, you can avoid expensive downtime and get the most out of your investment.

Regular Maintenance & Inspection Of The Machine’s Undercarriage

Regardless of the undercarriage type that you choose to purchase, regular inspection and maintenance are essential if you want to maximize the undercarriage’s lifespan which will naturally improve your compact track loader’s productivity and performance. Be sure that you include the following items in your routine equipment inspection checklist:

  • Check your loader’s tracks for any abrasion, damage, or embedded debris.
  • Check the drive sprockets on a regular basis to see how much wear they have sustained and if anything needs to be replaced.
  • Look for any signs of unusual wear, leaks, or damage on the idlers and rollers at the bottom of the track. If you find something suspicious get a professional’s opinion and do not just dismiss your concern.

To reduce damage, check the track tension and make sure changes are being made as needed. Tracks should not be too tight since derailment is a possibility, but they also should not be too loose because hypertension can lead to premature wear resulting in costly delays as well. Be just as diligent with your machine’s inspection as you are when looking at a track hoe for sale and determining if it is in good working condition. Contact equipment experts if you require assistance inspecting the condition of your compact track loaders and undercarriages.