Operating Checklist

  • Always use the narrowest shoe possible that still allows adequate flotation.
  • Minimize high operating speeds in nonproductive situations, especially in reverse.
  • Alternate turning direction since turning only in one direction wears out one side of the machine faster than the other.
  • Monitor track spin, since it reduces production while increasing wear on all undercarriage components.

Maintenance Tips

  • Call your parts and service representative for expert advice and service.
  • Adjust the track for correct tension. Always adjust track in its working environment. Correct track adjustment is critical.
  • Tighten the track hardware correctly, using Caterpillar torque-turn method.
  • Make daily visual inspections of the equipment. Check for loose bolts, leaking seals, and abnormal wear.
  • Keep the undercarriage clean of mud and debris so rollers can turn properly.

Cat Undercarriage System Management

Work it hard. Make it last. Fix it right.

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Tightening Track Life

Manage undercarriage with these cost-effective strategies

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Our latest innovation, Heavy Duty Extended Life Undercarriage with Dura Link, will tackle the most rigorous terrain without breaking. And Caterpillar warranty, Undercarriage Assurance Programs, and global Cat® dealer support ensure responsive service and long life.

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Repair Options

Maximize the life of your undercarriage and reduce your cost per hour by
taking advantage of these undercarriage repair options:

  • Wet bushing turn
  • Roller reshelling
  • Roller swapping
  • Idler resurfacing
  • Track shoe regrousering

Selection Factors

If repair is not an effective option for your undercarriage, ask these questions to
help decide which Cat® Undercarriage is the right fit for your work and your machine:

  • How long will I own this machine?
  • How many hours a week will I be using this machine?
  • What are my typical ground/soil conditions?
  • What are my impact conditions?
  • What attachments are on my dozer?
  • What are the grades/slopes on my job site?

Precisely defining these parameters will help lead you to the best undercarriage choice for your needs.