Undercarriage Tips for Excavators
Undercarriage Tips for Excavators

 

 

 

 

Cat® undercarriage is designed to work and wear as a system to help make it last with correct operation and maintenance. Undercarriage maintenance costs can consume a large portion of your excavator maintenance budget. It’s a good idea to understand all the factors that impact your undercarriage, so you can reduce wear and minimize costs.

 

 

 

 

The right choice for your operation

Cat excavators deliver superior results no matter the job. But oftentimes the job is in harsh underfoot conditions, so it’s crucial to inspect your undercarriage daily. One of the best ways to extend the life of your undercarriage is proper maintenance. Watch this video to learn how to identify any hazards or issues with your undercarriage — and get the most from your bottom line.


 

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Six questions to help you select the right undercarriage

To help decide which Cat undercarriage is the right fit for your work and your machine, ask yourself these questions. Defining these parameters will help you make the best undercarriage choice for your needs.

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Undercarriage Selection
Undercarriage Selection

   

How long will I own this machine?

   

How many hours a week will I use this machine?

   

What are my typical ground/soil conditions?

   

What are my impact conditions?

   

What attachments are on my excavator?

   

What are the grades/slopes on my jobsite?

   

 

 

 

 

Excavator Undercarriage Maintenance

 

Excavators work in a variety of materials, at a variety of angles. Hardness, moisture and operating stresses can all accelerate undercarriage wear. One of the best ways to extend undercarriage life is proper maintenance.  Watch the video for some great tips.

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Clamp Master for Hydraulic Excavators

Easier, safer track installation is here. Our innovative Clamp Master eliminates the need for a portable field press, so you get back to work faster.

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Clamp Master for Hydraulic Excavators
Clamp Master for Hydraulic Excavators

 

 

 

 

Undercarriage Repair Options

Because undercarriage can represent up to 50% of your excavator’s operating costs, it’s important to maintain it properly and, when the time comes, choose the appropriate repair and components.

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Undercarriage Repair Options for Excavators
Undercarriage Repair Options for Excavators

   

320C/D Repair Options
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320C/D Repair Options

320C/D Repair Options

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330C/D-336D Repair Options
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330C/D-336D Repair Options

330C/D-336D Repair Options

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Undercarriage Choices
for Excavators

One type of track doesn’t fit all. That’s why we give you options to match your undercarriage to your application and budget. The right fit means more efficient work and a stronger bottom line.

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Undercarriage Choices for Excavators
Undercarriage Choices for Excavators

   

Heavy Duty XL
Undercarriage

Exceptional wear life and lower cost per hour in extreme applications and rigorous terrain.

   

Heavy Duty Undercarriage

Up to 30% longer life than General Duty in medium-impact, medium-travel applications.

   

General Duty Undercarriage

Proven reliability in low-to-moderate-impact applications where cost control is a priority.

   

 

 

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A Lineup of Top Performers

Caterpillar offers the most complete line of undercarriage systems and components for construction and mining. Find out more about undercarriage selection, maintenance and cost management.

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Customer Value Agreements

Cat Customer Value Agreements (CVAs) are easy ownership plans tailored to your business needs in order to extend equipment life and maximize your investment.

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