Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2012

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LC Product Profile IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS Choosing the right rubber track for your mini excavator, skid steer loader or ASV track loader plays an important role in the functioning of your machine. The design of the rubber track affects its strength, durability and usability. First of all, let us understand the reason which makes rubber tracks more popular as compared to steel tracks. The main reason why rubber tracks have gained popularity over steel tracks is that they are lighter, make less noise and do not damage paved roads. There are more than a thousand types of machines available on the market. However, there are only two major construction types for rubber tracks – Conventional and Interchangeable. Conventional type rubber tracks can only be operated on undercarriages designed for rubber tracks. Conventional type tracks are MANUFACTURED WITH A PITCH MEASUREMENT IN MM OF link to the center of the next metal link. AND 0ITCH IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER OF ONE METAL Interchangeable type of rubber tracks, as the name suggests, can be used on undercarriages designed to operate both steel and rubber tracks. These are available in a long pitch and short pitch style. The short pitch style tracks measure 48, 52.5, 54, 55, 56, 71, 72.5, 73, 81, 81.5 and 83 mm. The long pitch style tracks measure 96, 106, 107, 109, 142, 144, 163 and 167 mm. Interchangeable type rubber tracks are also available in greater pitch measurement than this. The next thing that you need to know about rubber tracks is how to measure the size of the replacement track that your machine needs. It is quite simple. Your existing rubber track may have a size stamped onto it. · 877-600-8725 Information Request # 413 40 LC DBM DBM

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