06-07-2005, 07:54 AM
Been shopping for a an uprade dozer 65 to 75 horse for use around the farm. I have looked at about 7 different dozers and the sellers always say "yeah theres about 80% left on the undercarriage." Then I drive 3hrs and things don't quite look right for the hrs. said to have been on the machine. Bottom line does anyone know of a good website link that explains measuring undercarriage and how to compare it to original manufactureres specs, to determine percentage worn. I feel like I am dealing with horse traders when dealing with some of these dozer dealers. I am not buying the dozer for production use, but will put about 260 to 360 hrs a year on the machine, so undercarriage life is important to me because of the potential big expense down the road. I don't have the necessary experience to eyeball lets say the rails and say yeah I will get 700 more hrs. out of it. Thanks for any help.