Track Kit Maintenance

Wear it Well

The secret to long-lasting gear isn’t really a secret. Any piece of equipment needs proper maintenance to ensure not only long life, but safe continued operation. Also, nothing is worse than being halfway up a mountain when your track system breaks. It’s a LONG hike back to safety. Here are some guidelines to keep your tracks in peak condition.

Warning!

The following MUST be observed when maintaining your track system. Failure to do so may damage your equipment and/or cause injury to yourself. Safety is important!

  1. Do NOT insert hands or feet into or near the Track System unless the engine is off, and the vehicle is stopped with the security brake engaged.

  2. Regular inspection, adjustment and lubrication of the Track Systems is essential to their good running order and safe operation. The user is responsible for maintaining and regularly adjusting their Track Systems. The “Maintenance” section provides the necessary information to perform adequate maintenance on the Track Systems.

  3. Failure to do regular maintenance at the prescribed intervals and perform the preventive adjustments indicated in the maintenance schedule can result in premature wear and damage to the track systems that will not be covered under the warranty. The user is responsible to follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer.

  4. The maintenance schedule has been established in order to provide optimum durability for your Track Systems. The type of usage and the conditions in which the Track Systems are used, have a direct bearing on the frequency of maintenance actions to perform. After inspection of your Track Systems, you will be able to determine if the recommended maintenance intervals are correct or to adjust them as needed.

CAUTION!

While maintaining your track systems, please use caution in the following situations, as damage may occur through improper maintenance.

  1. When pressure washing the Track Systems, care must be taken to keep the water stream away from wheel bearing seals and rubber caps.

  2. Camso recommends not using a brake cleaning solvent to clean the track system. This may damage sealing components and stickers.

  3. If stabilizer rubber cone bores show sign of wear and oval deformation, they must be replaced along with the bolt, washers, and bushing.

  4. Hub bearings should be checked and replaced in accordance with the maintenance chart. Bearings that present abnormal play, make noise or restrict rotation of hub are indications that they must be replaced.

  5. Always replace washer and hub assembly bolt when removing the hub from the frame. Use new fasteners at reassembly. NOTE: Pour 8 to 10 cc of 80w90 oil through hole on top of hub housing intended for this purpose.

  6. Use a breaker bar to remove the hub assembly bolt. Do NOT use an air impact wrench. It might cause the bolt to break.

MAINTENANCE TASKS

Maintenance is more than just brushing off some dirt and checking the tracks for wear. Please perform the following tasks on all components of the track system to ensure issues are found and addressed promptly.

  1. Inspect: Component(s) must be examined with care. If an anomaly is noticed, the malfunctioning component(s) must be repaired or replaced.

  2. Clean: Component(s) must be cleaned of any dirt, dust or contaminant liable to impair the proper operation of the Track System.

  3. Adjust: Component(s) must be adjusted or re-adjusted according to the manufacturer’s adjustment recommendations. Refer to the relevant section of the User Manual.

  4. Lubricate: Component(s) need to be lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to the relevant section of the User Manual.

  5. Replace: Component(s) must be replaced to avoid serious breakage.

MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS

Make sure you perform thorough maintenance on every aspect of your track system. As a highly-engineered piece of equipment, even a minor failure of a component may lead to serious damage to your track system. That can mean big money, big headaches, or even injury.

System Maintenance

  1. Visual inspection: Visually inspect each Track System to detect any defect or anomaly that can impair proper functioning of the systems.

  2. Adjustment: Perform or verify the attack angle adjustments on the systems according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to the “Adjustments” section of the User Manual on page 20.

  3. Vehicle alignment: Make or verify the adjustments (vehicle alignment) on the systems according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to the “Alignment” section of the User Manual on page 30.

  4. Bolt torque: Check the torque of critical bolts identified in the exploded views of the system. Refer to the central pages of the User Manual.

Wheel Maintenance

  1. Side wear: Check side wear on system’s wheels. Refer to the “Wear” section of the User Manual on page 59. Replace wheel(s) if wear is too great.

  2. Bearings: Check wheel bearings for restriction, noise or abnormal play in rotation. Replace wheel if it shows one of these defects.

  3. Wheel seal lubrication: Wheel seals must be cleaned of any dirt or contaminant and lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to the “Lubrication” section of the User Manual on page 47. If a seal shows damage or any defect, it must be replaced.

  4. NOTE: Lubrication done at the recommended intervals allows the wheel seals to maintain optimal sealing action and prolongs the useful lifespan of the wheels.

Anti-Rotation Maintenance

  1. Lubrication: The maintenance chart recommends cleaning and lubricating the anti-rotation arms.

  2. Bolt torque: Verify torque of assembly bolts on anchor brackets and anti-rotation arms at the recommended intervals specified by the maintenance chart of your owners Manuel.

  3. Cracks, bent parts: Visually inspect anti-rotation arms for presence of cracks or bent parts that can impair proper functioning. Replace components if damaged.

  4. Rubber dampers: Verify condition of rubber dampers on anti–rotation arms. Replace dampers if they are deformed, cracked or show severe wear.

Track Maintenance

  1. Tension: Perform or check track tension on the systems according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to the “Rubber track tension” section of the User Manual on page 34.

  2. Wear: Check wear and overall condition of the tracks on the systems. Refer to the “Wear” section of the User Manual on page 60.

  3. NOTE: A damaged track can result in premature wear of the system’s components.

Frame Maintenance

  1. Hub bearings: Check hub bearings for restriction, noise or abnormal play in rotation. Bearings must absolutely be replaced if they present a defect.

  2. NOTE: Always replace all hub bearings and bearing seals when replacement of a hub bearing is performed.

  3. NOTE: Replace hub bearings on all 4 Track Systems when a hub bearing is being replaced.

  4. Hub bearing seal: The maintenance chart recommends cleaning and lubricating the hub seal. Refer to the “Lubrication” section of the User Manual on page 51.

  5. NOTE: Lubrication done at the recommended intervals allows the hub seal to maintain optimal sealing action and prolongs the lifespan of the hub bearings.

  6. Track guide wear: Check wear on track guides. Refer to the “Wear” section of the User Manual on page 61. Replace guides if wear is too great.

  7. Stabilizers: Verify condition of rubber cones on the stabilizer assembly of front systems and wheel axle assembly of rear systems. If the cone bores show oval-shaped wear, they must be replaced.

  8. Lubrication: Apply grease to stabilizers through zerk fitting.

  9. Cracks: Visually inspect the frames for presence of cracks or defects that can impair proper operation of the systems. Replace components if damaged.

Sprocket Maintenance

  1. Wear: Check wear of sprockets on the systems. Replace if wear is too great.

REMEMBER – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR TRACK SYSTEMS WILL LEAD TO LONGER LIFE AND GREATER ENJOYMENT!