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If your rubber tracks are no longer performing at their best, STTC can help you replace them with new, efficient, highly functional tracks to get you back to doing the hard work.
Skid steer loaders sometimes have rubber tracks, which work to grip the ground, providing traction and pull, as the vehicle moves across difficult terrain. These tracks are made with the highest standards in rubber compounding materials in mind, helping provide the highest duration tread wear.
Rubber Tracks for Your Equipment and Vehicles
Rubber tracks may be used on numerous types of equipment, including compact track loaders, crawler dumpers, directional drills, excavators, and more. The most complicated step in purchasing rubber tracks is ensuring proper measurement. To choose the right size, you’ll need the following information:
- Note the make, model, and year This is the most important and most accurate way to determine the proper sizing of rubber tracks.
- Rubber track size The size of the track is indicated as the width x pitch x number of links. The pitch is the height of the inside and outside of the track. The links are the actual number of spikes or treads on the track.
- Guiding system size The guiding system is the system of wheels that locks in with the links within the rubber track. The area of the rubber track that interlocks with this system is called the guide. The system is made up of links and troughs, which are in between each of the links.
- Type of track roller Determine which type of rubber track rollers are in place—center, or flange. Center rollers are those that are located between the links on the track, often labeled W and X. The flange type of rollers are those that run outside the links. These are typically called Y and Z.
With this information, it is then possible to determine the proper sizing of the rubber tracks needed. Note that most often, with just the make, model, and year, you can get a good idea of what size you need.
Rubber Track FAQs
There are three steps to measuring the size of the rubber track. Measure the width of the track. This is displayed in millimeters. Then, measure the pitch, also in millimeters. The pitch is the amount of distance between the center of two links. The final step is to count the number of links on the track itself.
In some situations, manufacturers will place a stamp on the inside of the track with the information needed. If this is available, follow the information on the rubber track before measuring it yourself. This number is an industry standard figure that our team can easily look up.
Aside from the brand and size, there are other factors to think about when buying rubber tires. Most importantly, consider the application and what type of terrain is involved. Will it be boggy? A mine pit? Sandy? Also consider the length of the warranty on the tire, the cut and wear resistant rubber compound used to help reduce cuts and tears, and whether it has steel inserts. It’s also important to consider the various track patterns. Be sure to review your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine the proper track patterns.