Your excavator’s maintenance is probably one of the most critical tasks that should be completed daily. Everything decays with time. That apple you left on the counter over the weekend; that 1993 Lancer you used to have that always trailed a haze of blue smoke wherever it went; those boots that got left in the shed for a year that ended up mummified: everything has a use by date.
I guess this is one of the most common questions I get asked these days, and before I answer it, let me give you some back-ground information and insight to give perspective. Prior to the GFC, there was a world-wide construction boom. Earth moving and mining machinery was selling faster than the manufacturers could make it and rubber track mini-excavators were no exception.