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4 Ways to Extend The Life of Your Bobcat Compact Excavator

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EXCAVATOR WITH THESE 4 MAINTENANCE TIPS

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EXCAVATOR WITH THESE 4 MAINTENANCE TIPS

A compact excavator doesn’t usually sit around on the job. As the industry’s hardest working and most versatile digging machines, Bobcat® excavators rise to meet the unique challenges of each job site.

Take a look at Bobcat of the Rockies’s top four ways to keep downtime to a minimum and get the most out of your Bobcat compact excavator.

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TRACKS

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TRACKS

A compact excavator’s tracks often take the brunt of the undercarriage’s wear and tear. While you can easily contact Bobcat of the Rockies’s knowledgeable Parts team about replacement rubber tracks for your Bobcat compact excavator, maintaining proper track tension and tailoring a track to your needs can save time and money.

Incorrect track tension may lead to increased wear. Generally, run the tracks slightly looser when working in soft, muddy, or sandy conditions. However, if you’re operating on a more established surface, consider using a wider, tighter track, which can provide lower ground pressure and flotation.

Track spinning and sharp turns can also lead to excessive wear, decreasing your productivity. Take care of your Bobcat compact excavator’s tracks by reducing unnecessary spinning and by executing wider turns.

2. CHECK THE BATTERY

2. CHECK THE BATTERY

Compact construction machines like Bobcat excavators constantly draw on the battery. Take a moment to check your excavator’s battery before operation, and make sure the battery is fully charged and reconnected at the beginning of your busy season.

Bobcat’s compact excavators are built to withstand the toughest working conditions, but sometimes, too much jarring can cause the battery’s ground cables to come loose. If your machine throws multiple battery-related electrical codes, contact Bobcat of the Rockies’s experienced Service department today to minimize your unexpected downtime on the job.

3. USE PROPER FLUID LEVELS AND CORRECT FILTERS

3. USE PROPER FLUID LEVELS AND CORRECT FILTERS

Prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs by using the correct fluids and lubricants for your Bobcat compact excavator. Changing filters at recommended intervals will also help reduce potential system contamination and extend the life of your machine’s core components. Visit your local Bobcat equipment dealer today if you have questions about your compact excavator’s fluids and filters.

4. SCHEDULE REGULAR MAINTENANCE

4. SCHEDULE REGULAR MAINTENANCE

Don’t wait until a problem with your compact excavator causes an all-stop on your next project. When you create a planned maintenance schedule with Bobcat of the Rockies, you ensure that service is performed on schedule and at a convenient time, preventing sudden, costly repairs and keeping peak performance all year long.

KEEP DOWNTIME TO A MINIMUM

KEEP DOWNTIME TO A MINIMUM

Your Bobcat compact excavator was made to work hard in the toughest environments. Taking care of your machine doesn’t start when it has a problem…it begins with consistent inspection and maintenance at Bobcat’s recommended intervals. Reach out to Bobcat of the Rockies’s Service department today to schedule your regular equipment service!

Bobcat of the Rockies has Compact Excavator experts throughout Colorado. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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