Tips For Crawler Tracks - How to use / How to maintain

The main difference between mobile machines and stationary ones is mobility obviously; And this is possible by a heavy-duty, high-quality pair of crawling tracks under the machine which moves the whole machine to desired spots on the site.

These crawling tracks are really specified due to the heavyweight of the machine and the bumpy ground of the sites. Here in Boratas machinery, we use the highest quality crawler tracks in the world, because the whole machine will be upon these tracks.

As well as choosing the right crawler tracks, how to use them properly during the moving is important. Here in this article, there are some important tips for the operators who use these kinds of Mobile Crushers or Mobile Screens.


General Tips


· Park the machine on flat, level ground. If it is necessary to park the machine on a gradient, the tracks should be solidly blocked.

· Ensure the terrain the machine is working on is firm enough to adequately support the machine.

· Make certain the machine is tracked at least 10m in either direction on a daily basis, to minimize the risk of track chain seizure.

· Ensure the track systems are free from debris before moving the machine.

· Make certain the tracks are not frozen to the ground before moving the machine.

· Ensure no leakage of oil from the gearbox, roller, and idler before and during tracking.

· Stop the machine for 30 minutes after tracking it continuously for 30 minutes, to allow the components to cool down.


· Attempt to track the machine if there is any buildup of material around the tracks and drive sprockets.
· Attempt to track the machine if the tracks are frozen to the ground.

· Push or tow the machine when it is unable to free itself.

· Track the machine constantly for more than 30 minutes without providing adequate rest.

Conditional Tips

· If your machine will be working in materials that can cause corrosion to carbon steel, you must replace the standard track chains with lubricated chains to avoid seizure of the track joints. Lubricated track chains are available as an optional extra from new or as a retrofit for customers entering adverse working conditions.

· The operating temperature range for track systems is -10°C to +40°C. when temperatures fall outside this working range, as alternate component specifications will be required.

· When traveling up a gradient, the tracks should be driven forward (i.e. idlers first, drive sprocket to the rear). When traveling down a gradient, tracks should be driven sprocket first.


Maintenance Tips

In order to maintain the reliability of the track systems, regular maintenance is essential. It is imperative that the tracks are maintained as outlined within this maintenance section.


· Perform maintenance on a level and solid surface.

· Ensure the track system is solidly supported if work is necessary under the track systems.

· Remove any build-up of grease, oil or debris.

· Repair all damage and replace worn or broken parts immediately.

· Check for oil leaks and damaged hydraulic hoses.

· Use only specified lubricants. Do not mix different brands or types.

· Use great care when maintaining the hydraulic system since oil may be very hot when the machine has just been working.

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