They say the devil is in the details, and that couldn’t be truer than after you’ve been working on a job site for ten hours straight and just want to go straight home. Don’t do it!

Taking the extra time necessary to clean your undercarriage is the number one thing you can do to increase the lifespan of your undercarriage, from the rubber tracks to the sprockets, rollers, and idlers.

If you want to be truly exceptional, be sure to test the tension of your tracks before you start your work. Adjusting your tension based on the conditions of the ground you’ll be working on is going to help prevent build-up of debris within the tracks, helping to ensure that additional wear and possible de-tracking does not occur.

Last tip: when you do replace your undercarriage parts, replace your tracks and sprockets together. This will help ensure that brand-new sprocket and tracks have even wear and maximize the lifespan of your undercarriage!