More traction for your Tracks!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BIGBEN2004, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    I looked at those but I figured if I can't get enough traction with regular trx then maybe I should not be there as in wait a day or two for it to dry out. Maybe They would be good for situations that I don't see. Maybe snow?
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    wait till you see the price!!! i think single grouser steel tracks on a ctl would be very nice for severe conditions.
     
  4. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
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    I"m sure they wouldn't work on a Deere 332 CTL,because where they clamp on would be rubbing on the inside of the machine.There is not much room on my machine between the track and the body,it has the 18" tracks.

    Maybe if you had the narrow tracks.But again the tracks bags down close to the cross member where the track frame bolts to the machine.They also might hit there,especially if tracks got a little loose.:usflag:
     
  5. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea that is what I thought also if their is enough room for them. Especially when working in some heavy debris that could get caught on the tracks and wedge between the extra tracks and the undercarriage.
     
  6. RipT

    RipT LawnSite Member
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    They only claim to fit Bobcat 12 and 18" tracks at this time. They are definately not for grass or pavement, but do look like they would provide serious tradtion in the really bad stuff. $1300 does not seem too high for what they could provide.
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plus if you're working in conditions that even a CTL can't get traction in, you need an excavator.
     
  8. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    its just that much more stress on the drive train.
     
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don’t run them on hard surfaces. :drinkup:

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  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    They aren't even spaced evenly either, what a joke.
     

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