Category Shovels

"Scalloping causes a multitude of downstream costs"

Scalloping of Undercarriage Links causes significant downstream costs

Scalloping is a dangerous condition leading to significant downstream costs if not identified early. So what is scalloping? Scalloping of the links is where the midsection of the link becomes hollowed out. As the hollowed-out link /rail passes over each roller and idler, it creates vibration. The larger the scalloping, the greater the vibration. This …

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"Cost per hour of operating undercarriage does not equal that of an engine"

Continuing Operations under Covid-19 lock-down

Are you trying to manage your continuing operations under the Covid-19 lock-down? Have you considered the potential impact of supply chain disruptions on the operation of your fleet? Could part of your fleet end up being parked due to lack of parts? How long will this continue? Many of these questions cannot currently be answered …

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"Cost per hour of operating undercarriage does not equal that of an engine"

Undercarriage Bush Turns can save money

Managing Undercarriage Bush Turns to save money requires skill, inspection data and systems to accumulate the data. Under Covid-19 conditions, many companies operating tracked fleets may need to manage this in-house, since supplier inspectors are not currently able to visit the machines. Technology can now provide solutions to this challenge. Looking at Bush wear, the …

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"Cost per hour of operating undercarriage does not equal that of an engine"

At up to 3 times the cost of the engine, are you giving your undercarriage the attention it deserves?

Every earth moving operator will faithfully ensure Oil Samples are taken to determine the internal health of the engine, transmission etc. It is normally part of the warranty requirement on the machine or those components. Every Oil sample analysis report is examined carefully for any signs of potential failure to ensure that the component (example …

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The Importance of setting “Target Life”for Undercarriage Components

Undercarriage systems are made up of multiple components. Each component has its own distinct life span.  The challenge is to ensure the entire set of components achieves the greatest possible life, (The “Target Life”), for the system as a whole. This will depend on the weakest component. The individual components cannot be replaced individually when …

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Digitization of Inspection Management and the benefits it brings

Digitization is the process of converting a manual process into a digital format. There can be many reasons why this is done not least the following:- Increase the accuracy of data collection Increase the volume of data collection such as images, comments and calculated results from readings. In some cases, the history can be available …

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A Focus On Reducing Cost Per Hour

In reposonse to high demand from many mining customers TrackTreads has now incorporated GET, Dump Bodies and other wear surface management tools into the same package and offering as the Undercarriage solution.   This gives inspectors the ability to inspect the following wear surfaces; undercarriage, dozer and grader blades, excavator and shovel buckets, dipper buckets, …

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Bucket, Dump Body and Boom Inspection Tools

TrackTreads recently released their latest software toolkit for measuring and managing the wear surfaces in Dump Bodies, Buckets and any other wear material needing to be managed and measured regularly. Users of the Undercarriage Management System will find the system and layout very similar and accessible in the same web portal.   Key Features include:- …

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