Undercarriage Parts – Care and Maintenance

It’s a known fact that undercarriage parts need to replace once they have worn down. Doing so can be a costly investment. In order to ensure that your undercarriage parts remain working for longer, make sure you check out a few of these tips and tracks for maintenance and longevity.

image showing the different types of undercarriage parts

Always care about track adjustments

One of the most important thing you would be doing is keeping the track adjustment in place. Make sure you check out the reference guide in the user manual which comes with the undercarriage parts. If you find it difficult to adjust tracks on your own, always make sure you get a professional to help you out.

Keeping the undercarriage parts clean

It’s quite important that all these undercarriage parts should be kept clean and debris free at all times. There might be instances when small sharp objects might get lodged into the tracks. It is necessary to take these off and get rid of the dirt as well.

  • Always use a high pressure hose to clean the rubber tracks after every use. This would help lodge of stubborn dirt particles and small jagged stones and pieces of gravel as well.
  • Make sure to dig off the dirt if it’s not possible to clean the tracks with a high pressure hose. This will prevent the dirt buildup.

Tracks which are relatively clean are more resistant to wear and tear and can last longer thus giving greater value for money.

Other maintenance tips for undercarriage parts

  • Undercarriage parts are meant for forward driving. Though you may reverse the machine every now and then, keep in mind that frequent reversing would only cause the tracks to lose their elasticity. Continuous reversing not only increases additional pressure on the tracks but can also increase fuel usage thus making any operation costlier than it should be.
  • Make use of the pin and bush turn. This requires turning the pins and the bush at a 180 degree turn. Doing so would ensure that the undercarriage parts can be used for a longer period of time. The pin and bush turn should be carried out after 5000 hours of sue of the undercarriage parts. Doing so would ensure that you get another three thousand or four thousand hours of extra use.
  • An inspection of the undercarriage parts must be carried out half yearly or so. This should be done by a professional from the company which parts you are using. They will help clean the undercarriage parts and ensure that they are in perfect working order. Carrying out maintenance checks every now and then is often a good idea and reduces constant wear and tear.
  • You might even need to replace the socket rings after some time. Since you may not be able to decide for yourself if you need that to be done, it’s always advisable to leave the maintenance to the professionals only. Not everyone can handle maintaining these parts on their own as it requires expertise and the knowledge.

For more information on maintenance for undercarriage parts and professional services, make sure you call Terrappe Group – Rubber Tracks Sydney – Mini Excavator Tracks & Undercarriage Parts.

Diesel Transfer Pump

Buying Guide

Diesel transfer pumps are used for a variety of purposes and have various uses in industries. Most people would find it difficult to choose the right diesel transfer pump. Different diesel pumps have specific features which make them more suitable for a particular usage.

Make sure to keep the following factors in mind before choosing a diesel transfer pump.

  • Do you want to use it simply as a replacement transfer pump or as a complete unit which dispenses fuel? In case of the latter it should be equipped with a nozzle as well as a flow meter.
  • If you already own a refueling system, it is advisable to simply replace the pump only. For those who are buying the transfer pump for the first time, buying the entire unit is a better option.

The rate of flow of the diesel transfer pump

The flow rate of a machine is measured in liters per minute. It helps determine how quickly the fuel is dispensed. The vehicle which is being refueled has a direct effect on the flow rate. The bigger it is, the faster the pump should dispense the fuel. For example the rate of flow for dispensing fuel to cars and vans can be anywhere around 40 to 45 lpm. For bigger vehicles like Lorries a flow rate of 70 lpm is best. In case of refueling heavy agricultural or industrial machinery, the flow rate needs to be a great deal higher.

The size of the pump

If you want to pump a large amount of fluid in machinery or for an industrial use you would have to consider buying a diesel transfer pump of a bigger capacity.

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Power availability

You can buy diesel transfer pumps with a powered by 230v, 400v and 110v.  in case of an availability of mains power supply, an electrical fuel transfer pump is required. In areas where it is difficult to access a mains power supply, especially in remote places users can make use of low power supply diesel transfer pumps with voltage as low as 12v to 24v. Pumps wit low voltages are available with cables and clips which make it easier to connect them with a vehicle battery.

The environment where the diesel transfer pump would be used

The environment where the pump will be used is often the deciding factor to buy a particular model or design. While most diesel pumps can be used for a variety of purposes, in case of a pump being used to dispense fuel to a fleet of vehicles, it would suffice to use a pump which is compact and doesn’t need to be mobile.

In case of off-road applications, like in agriculture settings or construction areas where it is necessary to refuel machinery, portable low voltage fuel transfer pumps are used. These pumps have a higher flow rate and are effective for refueling bigger and heavy duty machinery.

Careful consideration of all the above mentioned factors would help you find a diesel transfer pump which is well suited for your needs. Stockists normally keep a full range of transfer pumps so make sure you are getting the correct one for the job.