Importance of Inspection to Avoid Costly Undercarriage Repair and Rebuild
29 Jan 2020
An undercarriage inspection is crucial when searching for a used dozer. Why? Up to 60% of operating costs can be related to the undercarriage and, while an undercarriage may look great, even brand-new, at first glance, a closer look can reveal if certain components have been replaced or if other, more cost-saving measures have taken place.
To help show what an undercarriage inspection might reveal, Dennis Howard and Jake Mast walk and talk through a dozer undercarriage inspection. They look at components and point out some undercarriage repair points and other areas that have not yet been replaced to help understand the remaining life expectancy of the undercarriage and what may be costly in the near future.
Dennis Howard has spent more than a decade with RDO Equipment Co.’s construction equipment division, working with teams in the company’s Texas and the Desert Southwest regions. As a Vice President, he focuses on fleet management, with used construction equipment values and heavy equipment sales two of his key areas of expertise.
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