There are many potential causes of blown tracks but one that’s often overlooked is old mini excavator sprockets. As they age the teeth on the sprockets often get sharp and jagged instead of smooth and rounded as they should be. When they become jagged they can damage the track to such an extent that they cause track failure. The resulting downtime can almost always be avoided however if you have someone inspect the undercarriage of your Komatsu PC10-6 mini excavator before it leaves for a new job. If the sprockets are seen to be compromised in any way they should be replaced with this Komatsu PC10-6 sprocket.
The sprocket is directly responsible for transferring power from the motor to the track. As such the amount of pressure that is involved at the point where the sprocket’s teeth meet the track lugs is enormous. If those teeth are old and jagged they’ll cut into the track like a steak knife, ultimately leading to track failure. But it doesn’t have to be so. Make sure you keep a keen eye on the mini excavator sprockets to ensure small problems don’t grow into major ones that undermine your PC10’s performance and ultimately require the use of this aftermarket Komatsu PC10-6 sprocket.