Cat® Rubber Tracks Undercarriage
YOU’VE GOT A BUSINESS TO RUN.
AND THAT MEANS GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MACHINES.
Cat® rubber tracks allow you to customize your Cat multi terrain loaders, compact track loaders, or mini excavators to your work and your terrain, improving traction, reducing machine wear, and increasing operator efficiency. We should know — we rigorously test every rubber track for fit and performance. Each rubber track is covered by a minimum 12 month/ 1,000 hour warranty, is eligible for special financing and comes backed by Louisiana Cat’s support.
YOU CAN CONTROL 70% OF YOUR OPERATING COSTS.
The good news? 70% of your operating costs comes down to maintenance and operations, which you have the power to control. The bad news? The other 30% of those costs are due to application and underfoot conditions, which you can’t control. The truth is there’s a lot that affects the life of your tracks, everything from the type of work you do to the way your operators maneuver the machine. But with proper cost management practices, you can significantly reduce those operating costs.
COSTS YOU CAN CONTROL
Track Tension – Keeping your track properly adjusted maximizes both track life and the performance of your Cat machine. Some slack between the drive sprocket and front roller wheel is normal. Check regularly and adjust when needed.
Loose Tracks – Can cause lug damage and derailment.
Tight Tracks – Can increase wear on tracks, roller wheels, sprockets and drive motors, as well as damage the lugs.
Undercarriage Care – Your machine’s undercarriage is often exposed to dirt and debris . For the best cost management, we recommend cleaning it on a daily basis. Cohesive and abrasive materials, like mud, sand, clay and gravel, should be cleaned out as often as possible, even several times a day, to reduce unnecessary wear to undercarriage components.
COSTS YOU CAN’T CONTROL
Applications – Work that requires maximum machine torque and horsepower means more track wear. For example, applications like excavating and dozing are much harder on tracks than jobs like trenching and grading.
Underfoot Conditions – The more abrasive the material, the faster the wear. Rocky, jagged material and construction debris cause the most wear while softer surfaces like turf and snow are the least damaging.