In addition to abrasive ground conditions, what is another leading cause for accelerated tread bar wear?
Counter rotating or "spot turning" on hard surface such as concrete or asphalt.
What are the adverse effects of over tensioning or running tracks to tight?
•Increased sprocket and rolling component wear •Increased risk of breaking metal drive bars •Requires more power/fuel
Camoplast generally recommends 3/4 - 1 of track slag for properly tensioned tracks. Where can more precise information be found regarding track tension and installation procedures?
Refer to the original equipment manufacture's (OEM) Operator's Manual for specific track tension settings and procedures.
What are the basic rules to maximize rubber track life?
1. Daily UC component and track inspection 2. Always verify and maintain track tension 3. Keep UC clear of material buildup 4. Correct operating practices and appropriate applications
What are the benefits of rubber tracks over wheels?
• Improved traction in wet conditions • Greater stability on hills & slopes • Less ground pressure, better floatation • Less ground disturbance in landscaping applications • Better traction and pushing performance in loose soils / sandy conditions • Lower risk of flat tires & down time