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How Site Conditions Influence Component Life

Taking site conditions into account is an important part of a good conditioning monitoring program. For example, site conditions – soil, grades, operating techniques and weather – are among the factors that help you determine the right time to rebuild the transmission, undercarriage or engine in a major component. Rebuild too soon, and there could be unused value in your existing components. Wait too long and the risks include major machine failure, missed schedules, production downtime and increased repair costs.

What can site condition monitoring tell you?* In the case of a Cat® D6R Track-Type Tractor, the estimated undercarriage life was 1,800 hours per year longer when operating in dry vs. wet weather conditions. That's the type of information that can help you manage your equipment more effectively.

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Paul Kessel
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