Track Loaders are the perfect combination of a wheel loader and a bull dozer, allowing contractors to move material in rough or muddy terrain.
Crawler Loaders run on diesel engines so if you are looking for a replacement engine part be sure to check out our aftermarket and genuine OEM diesel engine part suppliers.
The undercarriage of a crawler loader is similar to an excavator or bulldozer. The undercarriage consists of steel tracks, bottom rollers, a front and rear idler, track tensioner, yoke, sprocket segment, and final drive. A broken undercarriage part can prevent a crawler loader from operating so be sure you are routinely checking the wear on your undercarriage parts.
Wear parts such as the rippers and bucket teeth can be easily replaced by aftermarket suppliers.
Crawler Loaders also use hydraulics to operate the front loader and back ripper if applicable. Take a look at genuine and aftermarket options for the Crawler Loader parts you need from suppliers you can trust for top Crawler Loader brands such as Case, CAT, John Deere, International, Komatsu, and Liebherr.
Numerous attachments make the use of your machine more versatile, like buckets, augers, and brooms Besides these accessories, your machine needs a range of other standard parts that need maintenance and replacing to keep you from downtime. We cover some of these important components in the sections below.
What Are the Main Track Loader Parts That Help the Equipment Function?
Machine parts essential to maintain are the rubber tracks, undercarriage, and the various repair parts. Tracks make it possible to work in difficult conditions and rough terrain. Maintaining the undercarriage lengthens your machine's lifespan, and repair parts are essential for the upkeep of the whole system.
How Do I Know If the Track Loader Parts Are Faulty or Need Replacing?
If you inspect and regularly replace a worn undercarriage, it'll prevent untimely damage and won’t wear down your rubber tracks.
Track Loader Idlers and Rollers
These components have gone through lubrication and sealing, so they shouldn't be leaking. If there's moisture or fluid around the seals, there's a problem and it can cause bearings to fail, seizing these parts. Another indicator is heating, as a lack of lubricant causes friction, so there's a possible seal or bearing that's failing.
If you notice wear on these components, lift your machine and see if there's a play on these parts. There shouldn't be, so any sign of wiggle indicates a worn part.
These units should have round teeth; any hooks or points on these teeth are signs that they need replacing. Worn sprockets can rip drive links from the machine's tracks.
During an inspection of this track loader part, monitor the tension and the condition. Exposed cables and missing pieces of the rubber add to elemental stress on the part, increasing the chance of its breakdown. Check the links on the tracks' underside are still present, as it's a sign that it's nearing the end of its lifespan without them.
Steel Cables and Core
The steel cables need to resist stretching and cutting, giving the track level tension all round. The steel core has to improve or maintain rubber bonding, and there has to be even steel cable placement.
A track guard keeps water, rocks, and sand from infiltrating the track's iron core and rolling path. This feature also increases the durability of the rolling path.
The drive lug quality will extend the rubber track's wear if it has optimum quality and design. This component, in turn, affects the performance of the part.
A heavy-duty carcass with layer enhancement will align the tracks better and allow for more stability. The rubber track also needs even layering and to be from synthetic fibers that resist rock punctures.
Your supplier or manufacturer will have replacement parts or repair and maintenance kits available for various upkeep needs. Some of these standard parts include batteries, filters, fluids, lights, hand tools, belts, and many more. Critical components, such as hydraulics, engine parts, and drive train, are also available by the manufacturer.