A Tougher Undercarriage with Longer and More Even Wear
With rapid and unbalanced undercarriage wear eating up some 50% of the average contractor's maintenance budget, our new Maximum Life Undercarriage is a strong ally in the battle to keep uptime up and operating costs down. This new system combines popular and exclusive SC-2™coated bushings with new stronger seals and larger components that deliver longer and more balanced wear. Contractors across the country are enjoying dramatically increased uptime with SC-2 crawler bushings. And now, this protection has taken several steps forward with the John Deere Maximum Life Undercarriage.
SC-2 bushings work together with dramatically improved seals and larger, longer-wearing components for a Maximum Life Undercarriage engineered to deliver significantly longer and more even wear. This new undercarriage has been designed to withstand up to 4,500 hours in wet, highly abrasive soil. With these bushings, seals, and larger components working together as a system, wear life is longer and occurs more uniformly between all system components.
Maximum Life Undercarriage Options
Intensive laboratory testing conclusively proved that the SC-2 coating is 25-percent harder than chrome plating. SC-2 coated steel aced a sand-wheel test, holding up four times better than parts not protected by SC-2. In addition, SC-2 bushings shrugged off a brutal impact test where researchers dropped a 220 pound (100kg) weight on it 500 times from a height of 30 inches. Finally, SC-2 bushings were fractured in a hydraulic press to see if the coating would stay fused to the steel. The coating passed with flying colors. But on top of all that laboratory testing, SC-2 has been tested and proven where it really counts: in the field.
2x the Life or More
Standard Bushing: After punishing tests in abrasive sand, zero wear. These photos show the standard bushing wore 32 percent while the SC-2 coating lacked wear.
Bushing with SC-2: After punishing tests in abrasive sand, zero wear. These photos show the standard bushing wore 32 percent while the SC-2 coating lacked wear.
SC-2-coated bushings minimize service requirements because they deliver up to twice the life before you need to make a "turn decision." In some cases, bushing turns may be eliminated. But longer life bushings are just part of the Maximum Life Undercarriage's superior value.
Through their ingenious design, these new seals retain lubrication in track-chain joints for long, even wear and unmatched wear life
Larger and Better Seals
Contributing to the long-wearing ruggedness of the Maximum Life Undercarriage are dramatically improved seals. These new seals are reinforced to prevent deformation and retain structural integrity. Through their ingenious design, these new seals retain lubrication in track-chain joints for long, even wear and unmatched wear life.
More Steel for Longer
SC-2: Proven to be harder than hardened steel or chrome.
The breakthrough SC-2 slurry coating is just part of the John Deere Maximum Life Undercarriage system. Major components like track links, track rollers, carrier rollers, and front idlers are significantly larger. And more steel means longer wear in a well-balanced system like the Maximum Life Undercarriage.
Put It On PowerPlan™
PowerPlan is a commercial line of credit for contractors and loggers designed to give you instant purchasing power for parts, service, equipment rental and more. With a PowerPlan account, you can pay your balance in full each month, without any interest charges.