Maintenance and Repair

Cat rubber tracks on a piece of Cat heavy machinery

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT UNDERCARRIAGE FOR YOUR EQUIPMENT

With so many different choices available, it can be overwhelming trying to evaluate and decide exactly which type of rubber track is the right one for your Cat® compact track loader, multi-terrain loader, or mini excavator. While a big part of that decision rests on two factors – budget and jobsite conditions – it’s important…

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Bucket Ground Engaging Tools: Selection, Changeouts, and Maintenance

Bucket ground engaging tools (GET) have a significant impact on equipment longevity, productivity, fuel consumption, and maintenance costs, which makes choosing the right GET and properly maintaining them two of the most important machine-related decisions owners and operators face. While bucket GET include base edges, adapters, edges, and sidebars, tips are among the most popular…

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Wheel Loader in Winter

Be Wary Of Winter’s Hold On Your Machinery

Get a jump on winterizing your equipment so you don’t get left out in the cold. Take the proper precautions and your equipment will persist through the most frigid conditions. Get Things Started If your fleet sits in the cold all night your machinery will need time to get warmed up. Fluids need to circulate,…

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Carter Machinery Apprentice

Get To Work on a New Construction Career

With October’s designation as Careers in Construction Month, now is the perfect time to consider how a construction career can take you to new heights. Carter Machinery knows the importance of spreading the word about the demand for construction jobs. According to Build Your Future – an advocacy group for the construction industry – there…

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Dozer Pins & Bushings Turn

Benefits of ‘Wet’ Pin and Bushing Turns

Carter Machinery has a preventative maintenance program to fight that degradation process of pin and bushings, extending your machine’s life and saving you money both now and in the future. The Problem The steel components of a track-type machine’s undercarriage are constantly wearing down, slowly threatening your projects and bottom line. Over time, pins and…

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Black Tips on a piece of heavy machinery

Maximize Production By Maintaining Work Tools

To maximize any machine’s performance, it’s of the utmost importance to take proper care of its work tools. The selection of your machine’s ground-engaging tools (G.E.T.) is one of the most important decisions you make on your machine, regardless of the job. Having the right G.E.T. affects your equipment’s longevity, productivity, fuel consumption, and maintenance…

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Cat Batteries

Battery Protection Begins In The Summer

The cold of winter gets a bad rap, but did you know that the summer heat can wreak the most havoc on your fleet’s batteries? It’s true. Much of the damage to batteries is done during June, July and August – although you may not notice it until the battery has to work harder in…

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Carter Technician Evaluating Repair

Be Aware of Repairs Your Equipment Needs

Research shows that almost 90 percent of machine failures could be avoided. How? By properly maintaining the equipment. Contractors who address the maintenance needs of a piece of machinery at the first signs of trouble can minimize repair costs while extending the life of supporting components. Waiting until absolute machine failure increases costs significantly. Plan For…

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Warehouse of cat generators

Upgrade Your Existing Generator to the Latest Caterpillar Technology With Our Engineered Control Panel

Technology changes at a rapid pace; your generator controls are no exception. When it’s time to update your generators’ control system, Carter Machinery’s retrofit program can bring the existing equipment in your emergency power system up to the latest industry standards at a significant cost savings over a new system.  Emergency backup power systems should…

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DEF Gauge

Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

The continued growth in the use of diesel exhaust fluid (“DEF”) in Tier 4 Final machines means that contractors must familiarize themselves with the special care required for the emissions-compliant engines. Since 2014, most off-road diesel engines sold in the United States have been built to meet strict emissions standards known as Tier 4 Final….

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Payment Calculator

Payments calculated using this tool are estimates only and do not include applicable taxes, insurance, and other fees. Actual prices, interest rate, and payments may be different. Financing payment calculations are based on APR and term. Actual payment and terms are subject to approved credit with Cat Financial Services Corporation or other funding sources. Not all customers will qualify.