What To Know About Articulated Truck Maintenance

Your articulated truck goes the distance in ways other machines in your fleet just aren’t meant to. But the surefire way to keep your truck working as hard as day 1 is proper maintenance. Learn the basics of articulated truck maintenance and stay as productive as possible, avoiding costly downtime on the job.

Estimated read time: 2 minutes

This articulated truck maintenance video will help you keep track of important ways to care for your new machine.

How to Maintain Your Cat® Articulated Truck

Estimated watch time: 2 minutes

In this video, you’ll see vital maintenance tips. Follow these tips to keep your truck efficient and on the job. Check your Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM) for recommended maintenance intervals.

Learn about:

Fluids [00:22]

  • Where to check and replace your fluids 

  • Where collect fluid analysis samples from S•O•SSM ports

  • Where to find your water separator 

Filters [01:00]

  • Where to find and replace fluid filters 

  • Where to find and replace air filters, including cabin air filter

Lubrication points [01:21]

  • Where to find and grease zerks 

  • How to inspect and grease hydraulic cylinders 

Other important maintenance

  • Checking hoses for cracks and leaks 

  • Making sure bolts, fasteners and connections are tight

  • Where to find your fuel fill, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) fill and fast fuel fill (if equipped)

Remember: Always refer to your OMM for guidance on maintenance, safety, settings, features and more. 

Your Cat® dealer is here to support your machine, offering Parts Kits for all your preventive maintenance needs. Download the Cat Inspect app to digitally note your articulated truck’s maintenance history, and know you can always count on your Cat dealer for all your equipment service needs. 


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