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Old 03-20-2011, 09:50 PM
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Cleaning out muddy tracks???

I am new to the track world of skid steers and was wondering how often you guys clean out your track components on muddy days. I have heard that it should be everyday, cleaning out the idlers and front and rear sprockets. Do the Bobcat loaders have any special clean out spots. I just purchased a 2006 T190. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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Every day or whenever there is a serious buildup. which ever comes first.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:04 PM
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I haven't had it happen but a friend of mine had some big problems when alot of mud froze in everything inside the tracks and one of his guys tried a little too hard to move it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:36 PM
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I have a Takeuchi and never clean it out except when pressure washing. We do not have freezing issues here.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:59 PM
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Clean it out everyday. It doesn't take long and doesn't need to be perfect, just get most of the mud/dirt out. It's very important that you don't let mud freeze in your tracks in the winter. If it does, do not force the machine. You can blow your final drives or do other significant damage.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:20 AM
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Bobcat's are the worst, along with NH/Case, Deere, Takeuchi, Cat are the easier ones to clean out. I just sweep the crap out of my undercarriage with my hands.
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