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Old 07-14-2015, 06:20 AM
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257 tracks

Just got a 257b and it's in need of a new set of tracks.

These aren't slick. But multiplr drive lugs are broke off.

I priced them from cat at $1700 a piece. Which is outrageous. I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep the machine. But I know I'll be replacing either it or my mini with a new machine come winter. So I don't wanna get crazy with it. But I don't wanna be cheap either.

So whose got the best after market track? And any tips for changing them?
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:33 AM
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Thats the Price. You just have to charge accordingly. They'll last a very long time if you keep the tight and don't slice them up.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:30 AM
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We usually get between 1000-1500 hrs btw so just add that to your operating cost.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:00 PM
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Maybe consider Larry Lugs ? they do work From Bair Products
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:48 PM
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Try Larry Lugs, and keep the tracks tight! also, $1,700 a track really doesn't sound that bad to me.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:39 PM
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Shoot I ain't paying $1700. I was looking today and can get Bairs for $1300 or I can go to wilson Finley in Charlotte and get them for $1250.

How tight is tight enough with this under carriage? This one is all new to me. I'm used to tires and a ctl
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:40 PM
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I've got so many drive lugs broken off it'd be a whole lotta Larry lugs.

I've considered it but I thought they tore up the track more over time.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:52 PM
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One thing I've found with tracks, you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:58 PM
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Seems like prices are expensive down south. The cat dealer in my area has cat general duty tracks for about $2200 a set.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:11 PM
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What in the hell possessed you to buy an MTL? If you have not yet done so you may want to set up an account with Blair Industries, your new best friend.
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