In the Know | Preventative Maintenance

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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Video | MTL and CTL Undercarriage and Maintenance

Caterpillar's Jeff Payne explains the importance of performing routine maintenance on the undercarriage of your Cat Multi Terrain Loader and Compact Track Loader in his video, "MTL & CTL Undercarriage and Maintenance." Although the multi terrain loader and compact track loaded are suited for a variety of terrains, it is important to match the right piece equipment with the appropriate type of terrain.

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Video | Air Filter Inspection & Maintenance

Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Preventative Maintenance Instructor, discusses the importance of performing routine maintenance checks on your equipment's air filter. In his video, Jeff suggests that you service your machine's air filter when dirt reaches the red line on the air filter indicator. To clean your air filter, simply remove it from its housing and use low-pressure compressed air to remove the dirt and dust.

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Video | Why You Should Avoid Fluid Contamination

In his latest video, Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Preventative Maintenance Instructor, discusses the importance of avoiding fluid contamination. Proper storage of oil and other fluids is as important as performing preventative maintenance on your equipment. Jeff suggests trying to avoid allowing dust to collect on your containers. The dust can potentially contaminate the contents inside. Putting contaminated fluids into your equipment can drastically reduce the lifecycle of your machine and decrease productivity. 

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