Inspect your pins and bushings for signs of wear on a regular basis in order to prevent excessive wear to your machinery. Catching issues early on may lead to reduced repair costs. After all, it is significantly cheaper to replace a worn-out pin and bushing than it is to repair wear damage done to the entire track or undercarriage of the machine.
When inspecting pins and bushings, look out for too much play in between the pin and bushing. The two parts should fit snugly together without wiggling or rattling. Too much space can indicate that your bushing has been worn down.
Additionally, inspect pins and bushings for excess dust or dirt build-up, and make sure to lubricate them frequently. Excess dirt and not enough lubrication can quickly lead to worn-out bushings. You may be able to purchase a dust seal to help keep lubrication in and dirt out.
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