Preventing Damage From Failed Face Seals
– First of all, we cannot stress enough that you need to deal with these leaks quickly. The downtime and basic costs to replace the face seals is much, much less than it would cost to repair the damage done by ignoring the leaks – if the final drive motor can be repaired. Next, keep your CAT excavator’s undercarriage clean. Ideally, it should be cleaned at the end of each shift, preferably with a pressure washer to prevent fatal debris from building up around the drive motors.