Keeping your Komatsu mini excavator on the job instead of on the sideline is imperative in an industry as competitive as construction. It’s crucial to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure your equipment is always on the ready line prepared for a full day’s work. Track failure often happens when your mini excavator encounters sharp debris but it can also be driven by the condition of your sprockets. Old mini excavator sprockets tend to get pointy and ragged. Because they are in constant contact with the lugs on the track this can cause damage to the track that ultimately results in failure. Therefore, it’s’ important to inspect your sprockets on a periodic basis and, if you see age related damage, to replace them ASAP with this Komatsu PC10 sprocket.
Periodic inspections of the undercarriage and sprockets are important but you should also inspect the sprockets any time you need to change the tracks. You may discover that the track failed because of old, jagged sprockets and not because of encountering jobsite debris like you thought. Construction is a tough business. There’s no doubt about that. Don’t make it tougher by neglecting to inspect your mini excavator sprockets.