In the Know | Maintenance

Cat Buckets | Why Maintenance Matters

Cat buckets are made of high-strength reinforced steel to tackle tough jobs, but even the best buckets need proper maintenance. Do you know what signs to look out for and what to do when you find them? Learn how to get the most out of your Cat bucket with these maintenance tips.

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Cost Management and Maintenance Tips For Track Loader Undercarriages

Compact track loaders and multi terrain loaders are invaluable machines, but many operators are concerned with the costs associated with maintaining and servicing the undercarriage. The good news is that you can cut these costs with proper maintenance and operation. Extend the life of your machine’s undercarriage by following these steps:

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Arc Flash Solutions | Advanced Electrical Services

An arc flash is a dangerous explosion caused by electrical energy. The change from solid state to gas vapor produces a volatile force. At the terminals, arc flash explosion temperatures can exceed 35,000°F. The immense electrical energy vaporizes metal and can cause destruction of equipment, intense heat, fire, molten metal, shrapnel, blinding light, and toxic smoke. Arc flash incidents are often fatal.

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New Cat Inspect Mobile App

Cat Inspect, Caterpillar’s new mobile application, takes the paper out of the machine inspection process. The easy-to-use app enables you to store information and download inspection forms from the palm of your hand. The software provides numerous inspection types, including Preventative Maintenance checklists and Technical Analysis inspection forms, individually labeled with unit serial numbers to ensure the right guidance for your machine.

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Hydraulic Diagnostics Can Help You Keep Your Competitive Advantage

Businesses can maintain their competitive advantage by proactively maintaining their equipment. Having equipment that is in good health can help you boost your productivity and complete more jobs in the future. Caterpillar’s Estela Estrada discusses the importance of checking your machine’s hydraulic system diagnostics in her blog, “Maintain Competitive Edge with Hydraulic System Diagnostics.”

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Choosing the Right Tires for your Cat Machine

Tires are essential for traversing across any jobsite, but not all tires are ideally suited for every application. Analyzing how and where your equipment will be working can help you select the right type of tires for the job. In the article, “Tire Selection Strategy for Compact Machine Owners,” Caterpillar’s Kevin Sheehan, has compiled a helpful reference guide to ensure you have the right tires for you upcoming project

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Routine Electrical Maintenance Can Help Avoid Hazards

Electrical systems can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained and regularly checked. Components such as automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, switchgear and UPS batteries are often overlooked during routine maintenance checks and can cause power failure and injury. 

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Video | Cat Spin On Filter Maintenance

Caterpillar’s Jeff Payne discusses Cat® filter maintenance in his video, “Spin On Filters.” Cat spin on filters can be maintained easily, but not all spin on filters have the same tightening sequence. Jeff reminds viewers to review the diagram on the filter’s exterior for tightening instructions. Cat spin on filters have numbers or lines to guide you to avoid over and under tightening. 

Watch the video to learn more. Contact the Hawthorne Cat Parts and Service Team to purchase Cat filters.

Limited Time Offer | Now through July 31, 2014, Hawaii customers can save 25% on their next purchase of select Cat Filters. Learn more.

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