The Shore Tracker® Marine Railway System has been designed to give you many years of trouble free service. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or you have a service that installs and removes your Shore Tracker®, you can extend that time by following these few suggestions:
- Before you take the track out in the fall, grease the four pillow-block bearings by the motor. Run the system one more time to distribute the grease. Now the bearings are sitting in a fresh bath of grease for the winter, and will be ready to go in the spring.
- After the track is removed, check your cable for wear or fraying. If it needs replacing, consider replacing it with a stainless steel cable for longer life. This is a good time to double check to see if you have sufficient cable wear bars, as well.
- Disassemble the lake-end pulley. Clean it and inspect for worn parts. If it needs replacing, order one now, so you have it ready in the spring. If it checks out fine, grease the bushing generously with lithium grease.
Following these few pointers will ensure the safe, reliable operation of your Shore Tracker® Marine Railway for another year.