A well-lubricated machine is a high-performing machine
Make grease your best tool and your best friend.
Greasing your machine regularly and at the right intervals will help keep your Cat Mini Excavator running for years to come.
All service and greasing intervals can be found in the machine Operating and Maintenance Manual, as well as on the quick reference chart located on your mini excavator (generally positioned under the seat).
Service interval reference chart - Cat Mini Excavator
If it's in the dirt - you should grease it daily day
Before greasing, ensure you machine is parked on level ground, with the linkage extended all the way - this allows you to perform your daily greasing tasks without having to reposition your mini
Too much grease will not hurt your machine, but it will make it look messy
Put enough grease in until you see it bubble out of the joint - this will push the dirt out