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3 Bobcat Excavator Maintenance Tips

travel motorMini excavators can be incredibly useful tools, and Bobcat excavators are some of the most well known. These powerful pieces of machinery, with the right maintenance, can last you for years and help you get the job done. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your Bobcat mini excavators and Bobcat final drive travel motors running smoothly.

Repair Parts When Needed

Not all parts of your machine are made to last forever. Keep a few spare parts on hand for simple fixes or in case of emergencies. Learn to look for signs of parts breaking down; for example, between your Bobcat 325 final drive travel motor, tires, and other components, there are many signs you should be on the lookout for. Knowing signs of parts failure can help you avoid expensive issues with your excavator.


Check Your Oil


Just like a car, your excavator needs regular oil changes. Most oil changes can be done yourself, but if you're unsure, it never hurts to check with a professional. Final drive gear oil should be checked about every 100 hours of operation or once a month, but if you suspect there's an issue, you should check sooner.


Stick To A Maintenance Schedule


Whenever possible, stick to a routine schedule for your mini excavator. Each model is going to have a slightly different service schedule, whether you've got a Bobcat 325, 331, or other mini excavator models. Your Bobcat will need regular service in order to keep it running perfectly and getting the work done that it needs to do; if you're unsure of when you need to schedule your next service, check your calendar or look online to see if you're overdue. If you still don't know if you should schedule service, you might want to call for repairs anyway; better to service too soon rather than too late.


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