A Tougher Undercarriage with Longer and More Even WearWith 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 already 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.
Now, 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.
SC-2 Bushings: The Heart of the Maximum Life Undercarriage
John Deere has perfected the slurry-coat process through a technique that creates a tough shell around a wear part that won't break or crack under duress. In fact, SC-2-coated bushings can deliver up to twice the wear to keep crawlers on the job and out of the maintenance bay.
Get as Much as Twice the Bushing Life — Or More
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.
Larger and Better Seals are Also Part of the System
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, More Balanced Wear
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.