How to Maintenance Battery for Caterpillar 950F Excavator

by Dave Jack Auto Car Repair Knowledge

This is a Caterpillar battery maintenance instruction for Caterpillar 950 excavator.More about Caterpillar repair manuals please refer to:CAT SIS 2021

Caterpillar Battery - Clean
One battery is located on each side of the machine under the access door. Clean the battery terminals and the surfaces of the batteries with a clean cloth.
Coat the battery terminals with petroleum jelly. Make sure that the battery cables are installed securely.

Caterpillar Battery - Recycle
SMCS Code: 1401-561
1. Always recycle a battery. Never discard a battery.
2. Always return used batteries to one of the following locations.
• A battery supplier
• An authorized battery collection facility
• Recycling facility

Caterpillar Battery Electrolyte Level -Check
SMCS Code: 1401-535-FLV
Check the electrolyte level according to the following table.
Caterpillar excavator Repair

Tighten the battery retainers on all machines at every 1000 hour interval.
Each battery cell should not require more than 30 cc (1 oz) of water weekly. This usage of water is typical with the proper charging rate and with a moderate climate.
When you are operating the machine in extreme temperatures, check the water in the battery cells weekly.

Inspect the electrolyte level in each battery cell.(A maintenance free battery does not require inspection.) Maintain the electrolyte level to the bottom of the filler openings. Use distilled water. If distilled water is not available, use clean drinking water.

Caterpillar Battery Hold-Down - Tighten
SMCS Code: 7257-527

Open the battery compartment on both sides of the machine.
Over time, the vibration of an operating machine can cause the battery hold-downs to loosen. To help to prevent loose batteries and the possibility of loose cable connections, tighten the eight nuts on the two hold-downs to a torque of 12 ± 3 N·m
(8.9 ± 2.2 lb ft).

Caterpillar Battery, Battery Cable orBattery Disconnect Switch - Replace
SMCS Code: 1401-510; 1402-510; 1411-510
1. Turn the engine start switch key OFF. Turn all of the switches OFF.
2. Turn the battery disconnect switch OFF. Remove the key.

3. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the disconnect switch.
Note: Do not allow the disconnected battery cable to contact the disconnect switch.
4. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
5. Disconnect the positive battery cable at the battery.
6. Make any necessary repairs. If necessary, replace the battery. If necessary, replace the battery cables.
7. Connect the positive battery cable at the battery.
8. Connect the negative battery cable at the battery.
9. Connect the battery cable at the battery disconnect switch.
10. Install the key and turn the battery disconnect switch ON.

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