Watch These Cat DIY Repair Videos, Learn How to Replace an Alternator on a Track Loader

Lots of folks like to maintain and repair their own equipment — especially when it comes to smaller operations and smaller machines — changing the oil, changing filters or switching out small parts like starters and alternators. Cat Self-Service Options make these repairs super easy. These are bundled kits that contain everything you need to do the work yourself quickly and accurately, including the required Cat parts, recommended tooling, service instructions and technical support from your local Cat dealer.

For those who love to tinker, there’s no need to wait on common repairs. You can order these kits online for dealer pickup or delivery to the site with relatively simple-to-follow service instructions packaged with each part. I noticed the other day that along with promoting these kits, Cat uploaded some cool videos on how to actually perform some of these Self-Service Options. So, let’s learn how to…

Replace an alternator on a Cat compact track loader:

Here’s how to perform an excavator bucket cylinder replacement on a Cat 315 excavator:

And here’s a video on wheel loader starter replacement for a Cat 950:

These videos are excellent. Cat, please do more.

Keith Gribbins is publisher of Compact Equipment.