214 AND 224 WHEEL-TYPE EXCAVATOR Every 50 Service Hours or Weekly Caterpillar

Every 50 Service Hours or Weekly
1.1. Swing Bearing
2.2. Lubricate
3.2. Swing Gear Teeth and Pinion
4.1. Steering Axle
5.2. Lubricate
6.1. Engine Oil
7.2. Change Oil and Filter
8.1. Tie Rod
9.2. Lubricate
10.1. Steering Cylinder
11.2. Lubricate
12.1. Oscillating Axle Pins
13.2. Lubricate
14.1. Undercarriage Stabilizers - Front and Rear
15.1. Universal Joints - Drive Shaft
16.1. Fuel Line Filter
17.2. Check and Clean
18.1. Batteries
19.2. Check Electrolyte Level

Swing Bearing


Lubricate the fittings (7, Fig 574).

Swing Gear Teeth and Pinion

Coat gear with grease (1, Fig. 530).

Steering Axle


Lubricate the eight fittings (4, Fig. 693, 695).

Engine Oil

Change Oil and Filter

Change oil and filter for the first time at the Every 50 Service Hours interval and the normal change interval thereafter.

Tie Rod


Lubricate two fittings (1, Fig. 585).

Steering Cylinder


Lubricate two fittings (2, Fig. 585).

Oscillating Axle Pins


Lubricate 2 fittings (3, Fig. 585).

Undercarriage Stabilizers - Front and Rear

Lubricate twelve fittings (Fig. 586).

Universal Joints - Drive Shaft

Lubricate four fittings (1, Fig. 629).

Fuel Line Filter

Check and Clean

------ WARNING! ------

Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire.

Turn the switch OFF or disconnect the battery when changing fuel filters.


Loosen knurled nut and empty glass bowl. Reassemble glass bowl (Fig. H532).


Check Electrolyte Level

------ WARNING! ------

Batteries give off flammable fumes that can explode.

Do not smoke when observing the battery electrolyte levels.

Electrolyte is an acid and can cause personal injury if it contacts skin or eyes.

Always wear protective glasses when working with batteries.


The batteries are at the left rear of the upper carriage and accessible through the engine side door.

Check that the electrolyte level is approximately 10 to 15 mm (.38 to .62 inch) above the upper plate edges. Use distilled water only. Clean terminals and coat with petroleum jelly (Fig. 533).