News - TrackTreads Undercarriage, GET & Dump Body Inspections

How Often Should Undercarriage Be Inspected?

Undercarriage on dozers, mining excavators and shovels is an expensive commodity, equivalent to, or more than tyres and rims if not properly managed. This is a significant cost and as demonstrated in a previous article, can be north of $40.00per hour of operation. Such an expensive commodity as undercarriage which is present on every jobsite …

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How useful would historical data be when conducting an Inspection?

How useful would it be to have the previous inspection results displayed when completing the current undercarriage inspection and measurements. The screenshot seen below is the TrackTreads mobile application used for recording undercarriage inspection results in the field. The previous inspections results are displayed below each component including the tool used, actual measurement and percentage …

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Training to become an Undercarriage Inspector takes real grit

TrackTreads have now been providing undercarriage training to inspectors for the last 12 months. This enables customers with large tracked fleets and mine-sites wanting to manage their own undercarriage with the necessary skill set internally to be able to measure correctly and accurately. Many customers already manage their own tyres and rims and are looking …

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Undercarriage Management is as important as Tyre Management

Undercarriage inspection and management is more complicated than tyre management, yet is just as important; and in some cases more important. Undercarriage consists of more parts, which means more points of possible failure. Good management and regular inspection of these parts goes a long way towards mitigating this increased complexity. Looking at a cost comparison …

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Undercarriage management for Mining Shovels

Mining Shovels are high impact machines, not just in relation to the work they do, but also by virtue of the impact they can have on your production timeline and your bottom line. For this reason, undercarriage management on these machines is particularly important. It is critical that you select, monitor and manage the correct …

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Undercarriage management is not just a matter of inspection

Undercarriage Management is not just a matter of inspection Undercarriage maintenance costs can be as much as 50% of the total owning and operating costs of the machine. Managing these costs is not just a matter of reviewing historical costs in the management accounts. To manage the undercarriage with serious intent requires performing inspections regularly …

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Managing Undercarriage With Spreadsheets

Are you managing undercarriage data with spreadsheets? Do you spend lots of time preparing the data so that you can then manage and make decisions? If you do, you are not alone! The reason for this is simple! The tools for inspecting, measuring and managing the undercarriage inspection results are not readily available. The next …

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"Undercarriage components can make up more than 50% of the operating costs of tracked machines over the life of the machine"

Managing Undercarriage Can Save You Money

Undercarriage components can make up more than 50% of the operating costs of tracked machines over the life of the machine. This can amount to large dollars in operations where there are multiple tracked machines. Operators will typically want to obtain the maximum life from the undercarriage components in the conditions under which the tracked machines are operating.

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TrackTreads Website Launched

Welcome to the new TrackTreads website! We’re excited to start filling it with interesting articles, case studies and news related to how our application can help you save thousands through management of the maintenance on your machines undercarriage.

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