Drive motor housing wear?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by minimax, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
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    minimax

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  2. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    MiniMax.....on the rounded part of the drive motor housing? Is that the area you are talking about?
     
  3. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes thats it.

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  4. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    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....
     
  5. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    I keep it good and clean down there.
     
  6. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  7. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do the same thing every day, and the is all on the track frame not the track back side.
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  9. dirthog

    dirthog LawnSite Member
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    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. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Shouldn't be a problem, our 303 has all the paint scuffed off in the area as well.
     

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