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CAT MACHINES’ CARE

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CATERPILLAR
HISTORICAL
PHOTOS
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Causes of Failures

Three body abrasion resulting from sand


entering the roller bearing past the steel
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Causes of Failures

Mirror-like surfaces on these gear teeth


caused by silt entered the lubricant through
bad seals 27 May 2019 Slide No 4
Causes of Failures

This part shows damage from hard abrasive


particles, notice the satin surface
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Causes of Failures

Embedded particles in the connecting rod


bearing surface
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Causes of Failures

Surface failure due to particles

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Causes of Failures

Cuts & scratches produced by trapped


particles
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Causes of Failures

Abrasion cutting in the center of rod bearing


due to debris
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Causes of Failures

These engine crankshaft bearings developed


center polishing due to lack of or improper oil
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Causes of Failures

These piston skirt adhered to the liner due to


lack of oil. Weakened skirt has been torn
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Causes of Failures

Insufficient oil

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Causes of Failures

Erosion due to small hard particles moving


very fast with the fluid
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Causes of Failures

Erosion due to small hard particles moving


very fast with the fluid
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