View Full Version : Drive motor housing wear?

10-09-2006, 12:12 AM
Hi guys,wanted to know if this is a prob. I'm getting wear between the track pads and drive motor housing, not a lot of wear but some.What do you do to slow down the wear,wear bars,plates?Here's a pic of where i'm talking about.thanks guys


RockSet N' Grade
10-09-2006, 12:36 AM
MiniMax.....on the rounded part of the drive motor housing? Is that the area you are talking about?

10-09-2006, 12:37 AM
Yes thats it.


RockSet N' Grade
10-09-2006, 12:45 AM
My machine wears there also. I make sure I keep that area as clean as possible. I even go to the trouble of keeping a good coat of paint on it so mud and muck don't stick as bad and it cleans alot easier. I have 3500 hours on my machine and it has always been signs of slight abrasion. Maybe others have other experiences....

10-09-2006, 12:47 AM
I keep it good and clean down there.

RockSet N' Grade
10-09-2006, 01:00 AM
Mini....another thing I do is high pressure spray or even hand clean the front roller/tensioner area. Some times I find I get rocks in there that want to homestead there. Whenever I leave a job site or sometimes during the day....I'll lift a track side up and roll the tracks to clean them out. Do it both sides before I leave the site and load on my trailer.

10-09-2006, 01:17 AM
Do the same thing every day, and the is all on the track frame not the track back side.

10-10-2006, 11:49 AM
The paint is wore off on mine in that location as well. Unless you are loosing steel due to the rubbing I don't see a problem.

10-10-2006, 07:18 PM
unless it real excessive as in the track rubbing it will not hurt a thing have seen Kobelco's brought into our shop with 15-18000 hours and no damage from that. travel motor and everything is down in the case 4-5" or more from that area

10-10-2006, 07:40 PM
Shouldn't be a problem, our 303 has all the paint scuffed off in the area as well.