Cat dozer repair
Cat dozer repair

What You Should Know About Cat® Dozer Repair

Equipment downtime can be costly and can impact operations across your mine site. With the right strategy, Cat® dozer repair doesn’t have to grind your operations to a halt. Let’s look at what’s available.

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The best approach to repair and maintenance is to handle things before a component fails. And when you need Cat® dozer repair, you can work around production demands. This helps reduce unplanned downtime and ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of your mine site. 

 

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Scheduled maintenance is key to keeping your equipment in top shape. Cat services like S•O•SSM fluid analysis help you find concerns before they become problems. Plus, when it’s time for things like new filters, you can find the exact Cat parts you need. Keeping up with regular changeouts extends the life of your machine.

 

CHOOSING REPAIRS BASED ON KEY CONSIDERATIONS 

You can choose from many options for Cat dozer repair. The right choice for your equipment will depend on your needs. What works for someone else may not work for your operation. Think through these questions as you and your Cat dealer build a strategy around dozer repairs:

  1. Ownership: How long will you own your Cat dozer? Long-term ownership often makes it worthwhile to invest in premium upgrades. 

  2. Utilization: How much will the dozer be used? This can help you determine ideal repair and replacement schedules. 

  3. Affordability: What are your budgetary needs? Remember that planned repairs can help you save big. 

  4. Turnaround: How quickly do you need your Cat dozer to get back to work? This may help you decide between a time-consuming rebuild or faster replacement options.  

 

HYDRAULIC, ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN REPAIR

If you are responding to a component failure, you’ll want to compare the options of rebuilding the part, replacing it with a remanufactured component or installing a new part.

Engine and drivetrain repair options include:

  • Rebearing/reseal: Helps extend the life of your dozer’s engine or drivetrain.

  • Dealer rebuild/exchange: Can be planned in advance or chosen in response to equipment failure. Keep in mind this can lead to downtime, so you'll want to plan ahead.

  • Cat Certified Rebuilds: While similar to dealer rebuilds, these are completed using Cat standards and processes. Plus, you get warranties and a rebuild serial number. 

  • Remanufactured: One option for a full engine or drivetrain component replacement is to buy a remanufactured product. This can be a quick solution for an immediate need. 

  • New: For long-term ownership, swapping out a failed engine or drivetrain component with a brand-new Cat product can be an ideal and efficient pick.

Resealing your hydraulic system helps prevent leaks. And S•O•SSM fluid analysis can find contamination before you notice it in your dozer’s performance. But when it comes to replacements, your options include dealer rebuild/exchange, remanufactured parts and new parts.

 

UPGRADES AND ENHANCEMENTS

As you make important decisions about repairs, rebuilds and replacements, consider investing in upgrades and enhancements at the same time as scheduled services. This can reduce the time your Cat dozer is out of commission while allowing you to tap into new features.

You may consider adding features like a seat belt reminder or equipment management services like Asset IQTM. These enhancements can help improve the comfort, safety and efficiency of the dozers in your fleet.

As you put together a strategy for Cat dozer repairs and maintenance, reach out to your Cat dealer. Your dealer can help you explore options and think strategically about the most cost-effective way to approach dozer repairs.

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