Rubber Tracks Maintenance Checklist

rubber tracks maintenance

Performing regular maintenance on your rubber tracks can significantly help increase the life of your tracks while reducing overall downtime. Daily maintenance tasks include visual inspections of the tracks and undercarriage while keeping an eye out for signs of cracks, tears, cuts, or excessive wear. 

Tracks, rollers, and idlers should rotate smoothly under power. Sprockets should not have missing or overly worn/sharp teeth. You should also check fluid levels, their conditions, and hydraulic lines. The cab and canopy should be free from damage while the footrests and grab handles are secure.

Weekly maintenance requires checking filters, running hours, lights, battery condition, belts, and the exhaust system. Make sure to clean the glass at least once a week to ensure safety and proper visibility.

Below, you’ll find a rubber track maintenance checklist for daily, weekly, and long-term storage.

Here is the same downloadable checklist that you can save to your computer and print out for easy reference.

Daily Checklist for Rubber Track Maintenance

  • Clean out undercarriage and tracks with a pressure washer. 
  • Inspect the undercarriage and tracks for damage and excessive wear. 
  • Tracks should move smoothly without slipping and not have any cuts, tears, or cracks. 
  • Rollers and idlers should rotate smoothly and freely under power. 
  • Sprockets should have all of their teeth, and the teeth should not be overly worn down or sharp. 
  • Check track tension.  
  • Check the fluid levels and conditions. 
  • Inspect the operator cabin or canopy for damage. 
  • Ensure any grab handles and footrests are securely attached. 
  • Visually inspect hydraulic lines for any leaks or damage.

Weekly Checklist for Rubber Track Maintenance

  • Note the running hours.
  • Note any maintenance performed recently.  
  • Inspect the filters and belts. 
  • Inspect the exhaust system for holes, cracks, and/or leaks. 
  • Ensure all lights are working properly, including headlights, safety lights, cabin lights, etc.
  • Inspect and clean the glass. 
  • Check the battery condition and connections.

Long Term Storage Best Practices

For long-term storage, move the machine under its own power for five minutes every other week. This helps keep the tracks flexible and prevents fluids from coagulating.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

By taking the time to perform the above daily, weekly, and long-term maintenance tasks, you’ll help ensure the longevity of your rubber tracks while limiting costly downtime. If you have any questions about the maintenance of your rubber tracks or require a replacement, click below.

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Dominion Rubber Tracks are available for all mini excavators, compact track loaders and tracked Carriers. Our replacement undercarriage parts include a fully stocked line of sprockets, rollers and idlers, manufactured to the highest quality control standards. Dominion Equipment Parts is also the exclusive OEM parts distributor for Morooka Rubber Track Carriers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

Customer Testimonials

I can't believe this place exist and I didnt know! Life is more complete
Sherwood Avery
Sherwood Avery
18:19 21 Jun 18
Grader blades, cutting edges. end bit manufacturer from China, high carbon steel & heat treat cutting edge
Lisa Liu
Lisa Liu
02:37 12 May 17
Excellent leadership and staff. Great people to help in any matter of parts & rubber track equipment business.

Rocky Candler
Rocky Candler
Rocky Candler
14:09 12 Mar 15