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Old 02-20-2012, 01:07 PM
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DW SK650 question

I just got a ditch witch sk650, and my forman is complaining because it is so bumpy when he is on concrete. He has a back problem, and he says it is irritating it. Would switching to the turf tracks smooth it out?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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On my boxer I put a thick rubber pad on the platform. Got it from hardware store and cut it to fit. Also put it on the WMI sod installer. Works great on both machines.

Not the best pic but you can kinda see it

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:50 PM
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My Vermeer S600TX is the same way and plan on doing a mat like posted above.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:10 PM
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take the platform off and tell him to hoof it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:17 PM
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take the platform off and tell him to hoof it.
hahahaha that's what I would like to say, but he is a great irrigation tech.... and he knows it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:44 AM
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time for new tracks?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:03 PM
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My Vermeer has the same problem. I really feel part of the track vibration comes from the sprockets more than anything and it probably gets worse when the track wears down over time.

I found this set of tracks on E-bay, and in a few weeks I plan on getting a set and putting them on.

Just about the closest thing I could find to a smoother turf track.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...bber-Track.jpg

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 PM
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I have a Ditch Witch SK650 as well. I have stock turf tracks and know what you're talking about regarding vibrations when tracking on concrete. Don't know any other solutions other than what the other folks have posted. That is my only complaint about my machine. One other minor thing is hood vibration when tracking. I am going to cure that with some rubber mounts underneath the hood. Otherwise, the Ditch Witch machines fly at full throttle and are well worth the money! P.S. I am sending you a PM regarding a little trick to secure your machine.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:36 PM
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I have the stock wide track turf tracks and it is a bumpy ride and gets worse as the tracks wear....white gardens that prowler looks great
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:54 PM
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I have the stock wide track turf tracks and it is a bumpy ride and gets worse as the tracks wear....white gardens that prowler looks great
Ya, can't wait to try them and try them out. Just a matter of getting money rolling in to absorb the cost as I'm going to do the sprockets at the same time.

The only mini machine I've found that might not have the vibration issues is the S800TX now available from Vermeer due to the triangular track configuration that keeps the sprocket of the ground. The only thing that I don't like from the looks of that machine is that it's just bigger all around.

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