Caterpillar’s undercarriage enhancement ongoing
Standard on all Cat D11N, D11R, and D11T track-type tractors, the sleeve bearing track system is designed to operate at higher speeds and greater loads
Caterpillar continues to enhance existing undercarriage systems across its model ranges.
A prime example is its sleeve bearing track system, which has more than 10 years of proven performance in the field. This patented design has demonstrated its ability to eliminate galling between pins and bushings, thereby increasing track life. Extended intervals for bushing turns also reduce maintenance interventions.
Standard on all Cat D11N, D11R, and D11T track-type tractors, this undercarriage system is designed to operate at higher speeds and greater loads.
A more heavy duty track option is available for D11 size machines, which is ideal for abrasive conditions. This 100 percent proprietary system features a taller, tough steel link combined with patented bushing and sleeve bearings. This system provides for a 2:1 wear ratio between the links and bushings; alternatively, a 1:1 wear ratio for a ‘run to destruction’ methodology without a bushing turn.
Backing Caterpillar’s proprietary engineering designs are a series of Undercarriage Assurance Programmes, which provide comprehensive support beyond standard new machine or parts warranties. They cover all major moving undercarriage components on Cat track-type tractors, track-type loaders, and track-type hydraulic excavators.
Equipment Africa says: It is encouraging to note that Caterpillar’s proprietary engineering designs are backed by a series of Undercarriage Assurance Programmes, which provide comprehensive support beyond standard new machine or parts warranties.