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Steel Tracks improve lift? How much?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by goatboy67, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. goatboy67

    goatboy67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I know steel tracks would improve lift capacity. My question is how much? I have a Case 60xt with a ROC of 1800. I want to get mclaren steel/rubber tracks for traction and improved lift capacity.
    I really like the Case machine and would upgrade to a 440 but I really dont use the machine enough to justify the extra $$$. If the tracks would allow me to lift about 400lbs more that would be perfect. Is that reasonable?
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I don't know for sure but after thinking about it, I came up with this. If you take the total weight of the tracks and divided by two that on paper anyway would be close to the amount of increase you could expect in your ROC. Also there is a mod done here that replaces the rear bumper that increases ROC and looks OEM. If you interested I can get the pictures and email or post them for you.
  3. goatboy67

    goatboy67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Thanks for the info, I would like to see pics of the mod.
  4. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Ksss I am also interested in this modification.
    Any info. would be appreciated.
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I will get the pictures and post them next week.

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