26 Jul Snow Cats Summer Service: What Your Owners Manual May Have Not Mentioned!
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Snow Cat Summer Inspection/Service
These are 4 items not listed on most manufacturers’ maintenance schedules that can make a huge difference in your snow cats reliability next year.
- Drain the fuel tank and steam clean it out if you see rust of debris at the bottom. Refill to top and add fuel de-icer. Replace all in-line fuel filters.
- Drain rear end and replace differential fluids. Inspect the lining of the break bands for wear and replace as needed.
- Fully grease all grease fittings with high quality moisture resistant grease. On bearings, which are not sealed (such as bogey wheel bearings) force plenty of grease through to flush out all contaminated grease.
- Completely drain all brake fluid from the steering brake system and discard. Install new manufacturer recommended brake fluid and bleed all air from system.
In addition to these recommendations, you should of course, also consult and follow your owners’ manual.
Be safe out there!