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We distribute an extensive selection of CATERPILLAR FORKLIFT BRAKE ASSEMBLY parts for all makes and models. We ship directly from various warehouses located all over North America to provide the fastest shipping at the most affordable prices.

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 Caterpillar Forklift Brake Assembly

Caterpillar Forklift Brake Assembly

When it comes to long-lasting performance, Caterpillar has proven to deliver some of the best forklifts around. But having superior strength and dependability is far from enough if the brakes don't do their job when needed. Caterpillar brakes are designed to be just as reliable and efficient as the rest of the machinery. However, every Caterpillar forklift drum brake assembly will have to be replaced eventually due to the nature of its application. That's why it is always a good idea to have a Caterpillar forklift drum brake kit on hand. Replacing your Caterpillar drum brake assemblyon time is essential to keeping your truck in prime condition. So, whether it's your first time getting a new rear drum brake assemblyand you aren't sure exactly where to start or just looking for the best Caterpillar forklift rear brake kit deal available, Solid Lift Parts will always be your best choice.

Always Keep an Eye on Your Caterpillar Brakes

The wear on the drum brake assembly on your Caterpillar forklift will depend on how often you use it. If you are constantly moving loads from one point to another, the components of your rear drum brake assembly will wear out much faster. In addition, you will constantly be  using your caterpillar brakes  to gradually approach your Caterpillar lift truck to its load without fear of colliding with it. So a reliable rear drum brake kit is crucial to nearing your Caterpillar lift truck forks or any other forklift attachment in a rapidly and efficiently way.

You should check your Caterpillar forklift rear drum brake assembly every 250 hours of operation and thoroughly inspect and maintain their major components every 2500 hours. The number one enemy of a Caterpillar forklift rear brake assembly is the lack of maintenance. These are one of the main signals that you should avoid:

  • Dust accumulation.
  • Brake fluid leaks.
  • Rust and corrosion on springs and pins.
  • Clogged wheel cylinders.

Overlook these signals, then, most likely, your Caterpillar rear drum brake assembly will begin to fail, leading the vehicle's Caterpillar brakes to respond badly or not at all. Watch the following video and see how a typical forklift brake maintenance procedure is carried out:



What Should You Expect from a New Caterpillar Forklift Drum Brake Kit?

When you buy a Caterpillar forklift rear drum brake kit, you get the whole pack without exception, ready to mount on your vehicle. Regardless of which Caterpillar brakes your forklift model need, each of our  drum brake kit incorporates the following:

  • Brake Drum: The drum brake is the drum shape part of the rear Caterpillar drum brake kit that uses friction created by a set of shoes to slow the motion of a Caterpillar lift truck. The shoes press against the inside of a spinning drum brake to create friction, reducing the speed of the caterpillar forklift wheel and eventually stopping it. 
  • Brake Shoe: Brake shoes are basically the most crucial part of the Caterpillar drum brake kit. They are made up of two curved metal plates with lining material on them that press against the brake drums when the brakes are applied, creating friction and slowing the lift truck. 
  • Wheel Cylinder: This is another major component of any Caterpillar drum brake kit. It is responsible for applying hydraulic pressure to the brake shoes. Thanks to its action, the brake shoes of the drum brake press against the brake drum to create the necessary friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.
  • Braking Plate: The braking plate is where the rest of the Caterpillar drum brake kit components are assembled. They are made to be strong and corrosion-resistant to sustain all the pressure released by the Brake drum and Brake shoe.
  • Multiple springs and pins: Last but not least, you will find that each kit has all the necessary springs and pins to keep everything in place. The number of springs and pins on the drum brake kit will depend on which Caterpillar brakes your lift truck uses. The most common ones are the leading/trailing shoes, the twin leading shoes, and the duo-servo type.

Advantage of a New Caterpillar Forklift Rear Drum Assembly

Replacing the brake shoes when their lining wears down is fine, but sometimes it's better to take more drastic actions to renew your Caterpillar brakes. Depending on the environment and the level of demand your Caterpillar forklift is exposed to, its drum brake assembly could take the brunt. Therefore, changing all the parts will give you the security you are looking for. Also, in terms of cost, it is better to make a one-time whole assembly than several ones for each component in the long run.

Brand New Drum Brake Kit for Caterpillar Forklift - Solid Lift Parts

The Easiest Way to Buy a New Caterpillar Forklift Drum Brake Assembly 

For some, purchasing a new rear drum brake assembly for a Caterpillar forklift can be quite frustrating. If it isn't your first time doing it, you probably already know how difficult it could be to find the right Caterpillar brakes. But with Solid Lift Parts, none of this should worry you. We have been working non-stop for more than 9 years, offering our customers the best forklift spare parts. If you want to get your new Caterpillar forklift rear drum brake kit without breaking the bank, Solid Lift Parts is your best ally.

Also, if you are interested, you can order each main Caterpillar forklift drum brake part individually:

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