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Undercarriage Rollers


The Purpose of Undercarriage Rollers and the Importance of Proper Maintenance

If you are operating ground engaging tools and equipment, you will probably have heard how important it is to take care of your equipment’s undercarriage. Undercarriage maintenance should be at the top of your on your priority list, because any malfunction, damage or unchecked wear underneath your equipment that is left unattended can result in expensive damage. The key to keeping your overall owner maintenance costs low is to ensure that you have a proper routine maintenance strategy in place.

While there are several different undercarriage components that need to be regularly checked and attended to, today we are going to focus on undercarriage rollers. Undercarriage rollers are one of the most important components used in heavy-duty equipment such as bulldozers, graders, diggers and more. These components work in conjunction with other undercarriage components that may include the likes of track shoes, track adjustors, sprockets, rubber tracks, link assemblies, idlers and bogies.

All moving components of the equipment’s undercarriage are considered wearing parts and this includes the undercarriage rollers as well. As such, from the moment they are installed, they are expected to start wearing down. How quickly this happens will depend on what the equipment is used for and, of course, the part in question. While your ground engaging equipment and tools are digging and grading, the bottom rollers are entrusted with carrying the full weight of the machine. Obviously, there are the added requirements of shock absorption and chain tensioning, and these tasks are performed by the front idlers, which help make the task of the rollers just a little bit easier by reducing the forces acting on them.

Part of the process of ensuring that your equipment’s undercarriage rollers are always in good condition is to invest in best quality products; in fact, it is the first step in the process. We stock and highly recommend the CTP range of rollers, which are designed and manufactured especially to reduce the machine’s operating costs without compromising on quality. We stock top roller, single flange and double flange variations for you to choose from.

As you may well know, selecting the right components and parts for use in your equipment is essential to efficiency and the overall lifespan of your equipment. With this in mind, we highly recommend that you get in touch with us to discuss your options if you are not entirely sure which rollers are best suited to your particular equipment and machinery. You will surely find that our staff members are friendly, helpful and with a wealth of knowledge to share with you. Our aim is to ensure that your equipment can work to its full potential and at full capacity without costing your business too much in terms of on-going maintenance and efficiency, so you can always complete your projects on time.

If you are interested in learning more about our range of CTP undercarriage rollers, we welcome you to get in touch with us at Tractor & Grader Supplies. Simply give us a call or send us an email for more useful information and advice on undercarriage maintenance and parts today.



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