Even with the best maintenance routine, it is a guarantee that your skid steer loader will need its parts replaced throughout its life. An excellent way to ensure that you get your machinery in working order without breaking the budget is through a reputable aftermarket part supplier. We carry all skid steer parts for the major machine manufacturers.
The Bobcat skid steer leverages a unique undercarriage design that makes it ideal for harsh conditions like sandy or muddy soil. They utilize two direct-drive hydrostatic motors and have no-maintenance rollers. Typically, these machines need less maintenance than competitors’ products. However, they are still subject to the same wear and tear. We offer all aftermarket Bobcat skid steer parts at competitive prices for when you need to replace a piece of your crucial machine.
Caterpillar offers a unique design on its skid steers. Any of their nine-track loaders on the market come equipped with a suspension system that substantially curbs impact on the machine. As a result, operators will notice a smoother ride and greater load retention. The undercarriage is lighter than your average steel variety, and their machines typically boast better traction and floatation than competitors’ products. However, with all the proprietary design and tech utilized by CAT, more parts need to be replaced. We offer aftermarket pricing on all CAT skid steer parts.
Performing routine maintenance is the most dependable way to ensure your skid steer lasts its entire lifespan. However, there are a few key things to keep in mind when doing this. First, your operators must inspect the skid steer for at least a half-hour per week, ensuring that everything is in working order. Of the previously mentioned undercarriage parts, the sprockets are the most prone to wear and tear. First, you must check to make sure that the sprocket teeth are round. Once they begin to degrade, they will become hooked or pointed. If yours are in this condition, it’s time for a replacement.
You will also want to inspect the idlers and rollers to see if they are sealed and lubricated. Worn rollers and idlers begin to leak around the seals, which can cause bearing failure and them to seize in the process. If the rollers or idlers start to break down, you can release the tension, which will sometimes help the parts. Along with the undercarriage, you need to perform routine maintenance on the track if your machine utilizes them. For example, operators can adjust track tension and use a grease gun to lubricate it.
Skid steer loaders are durable pieces of machinery. The average lifespan for one is 5,000 hours of working time. Whether yours hangs in there for that long can depend on several factors:
While skid steers are notable for their usage of undercarriages, they are not the only heavy equipment that utilizes them. Excavators, cranes, bulldozers, drilling rigs, and other pieces of heavy equipment also have undercarriages. These, like skid loaders, contain wear parts and are prone to needing replacement. We also carry aftermarket undercarriage parts for other types of heavy equipment and can get your investment repaired, ready to get back on the job. Regardless of the type of heavy equipment you are using on your job site, DMC Wear Parts has the parts you need.
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