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Things to Check Before Buying Used Excavator Tracks

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View of the excavator trackExcavator tracks are also known as heavy vehicles, engineering equipment or construction equipment. These machines can be expensive to purchase, hence the reason for some businesses settling for a second-hand variant. If you are involved in the decision to buy a used excavator track, it is important to inspect the machine. Herein are the things to check before purchasing one:

Track’s Papers

Examine the papers of the excavator track you plan to buy in Melbourne as they give you precise information on the date of purchase of the construction equipment. You will also be in a position to know the last time the track was serviced, giving you a general idea of its current condition.


Since it’s a second-hand tool, it gives you more reason to check the undercarriage, which would most likely show the extent of use of the previous owner. Look out for dents and cracks; their presence indicates the quality and condition of the undercarriage. From that, you can decide if the cost of replacement is worth it.

Body and Interiors

The general outside appearance will tell you the wear and tear of the track, but you need to go a step further and inspect internal parts for leaks and other problems. Check the engine, the cooling system, the air cleaner system and the battery for corrosion. In many cases, the above situations dictate the customer’s choice to either buy this or move to the next.

Bucket and Teeth

The teeth and bucket perform much of the work of an excavator. This is the reason you have to check them to determine how much work they have done. If they are extremely worn-out, it means only one thing – the machine will not serve you for a long time. You need to abandon that track.


Any issues with the slew ring may be related to hydraulics problems. If you don’t have the expertise to inspect them thoroughly, hire a professional. Hydraulic hoses may be leaking, and since they are easy to replace, let the owner adjust them or the price for you.

Hour Meter

The hour meters should be working correctly, and any default may mean more work than the owner claims.

When buying an old excavator track, it’s an investment you are making, so you need to be very careful not to end up with a machine that may never serve you. If you’re not sure you can assess your target product, consider hiring someone with the expertise to do it for you.

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