RubberTrax

November 12th, 2008

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We supply tracks for almost any Track Loader on the market. Our mission is to provide the highest quality rubber track for the lowest possible price. New track sizes are being produced each quarter. Continue to check the website for updates.

One of the latest improvements in replacement tracks is what is known as Continuous Steel Cord Technology. Using Continous Steel Cords (CSC), as opposed to overlapping the steel cords at a single joint, provides up to 40% more strength in the track. Given proper use of the machine this can potentially extend the lifespan of your tracks and save your company considerable money over the years in replacement tracks alone. The truth is, there are tracks out there that still use the overlapping technology that even exceed the strength of the continuous steel cord tracks. When properly implemented the overlapping technology can be just as strong as the continuous steel cord. The CSC method was adopted by the Chinese factories many years ago to be able to compete with the supreme technology of the South Korean manufacturers. Rubbertrax, Inc offers both types of cord technologies and backs them by a warranty that will provide confidence to the end user. Talk to our sales team for more information. Some of our staff members have more than eight years of dedicated rubber track experience and we can discuss all the different types of track design and how it effects your business.

Rubbertrax, Inc. offers Continuous Steel Cord Technology

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E-mail us to ask our rubber track specialists any technical or support questions you may have.

Our most frequently asked question is “How do I find my track size?” There are several ways to find out which replacement track you need. First, check your existing track to see if the size is stamped into the rubber. It is usually very difficult to find the track size as it is common for the stamp to wear off during normal use. If you can”t find a track size stamped into the rubber then you can take three simple measurements that will determine which replacement track you need.



  1. Measure the width of the track in millimeters.
  2. Measure the distance from the center of one link to the center of the next link (in millimeters). This is commonly known as the pitch of the track.
  3. Count the number of links, or lugs all the way around the track

The measurement is read Width x Pitch x Links.

Many Bobcat Track Loaders can have more than one track option. The Bobcat 864 may have a 12 inch wide track and it may have an 18 inch wide track. Measured in millimeters that is a 320 millimeter or a 450 millimeter. In addition to optional widths the Bobcat 864 may also have a different number of metal links depending on what tracks you currently have installed. Be sure to count the number of links carefully as it could range from 49 to 53 links. Given this information our staff can easily provide you with a quote online or over the phone. The Bobcat T-190 has a similar situation where it can have a different quantity of links depending on the setup. Be sure to double check your machine before requesting the rubber track quote.

What other details do you need to know when requesting a track quote? Well, there is a possibilty that more than one tread pattern is available for your machine depending on your most common use. Below are two tread patterns we keep in stock for most track loaders. The staggered pad is more for floatation while the c-shaped tread pattern combined with the straight bar provide the best performance for traction on flat ground or on the side of an incline.


Bobcat and Takeuchi Tread Patterns:



There are about 2500 different types of machines on the market today.  These machines use a wide variety of tracks sizes.  Sprocket driven rubber tracks are put into two different classifications, conventional and interchangeable.


 1. Conventional type rubber tracks can only be operated on undercarraiges designed for rubber tracks only. Conventional type tracks have a pitch measurement (this is the distance from the center of one metal link to the center of the next metal link) of 60,72, 84, 86, 87, 90, 100, 125 and 150 millimeters


 


 


2. Interchangeable type rubber tracks can be used on undercarriages designed to operate steel and rubber tracks. interchageable tracks can be made in a long pitch or short pitch style track. These tracks have pitch measurements of 48, 96, 52.5, 54, 55, 56, 71, 72, 81, 81.5, 83, 83.5, 109, 142, 144, 146, 163 and 167 millimeters. Some machines can have an even greater pitch measurement.


 

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