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Protrac Over-the-Tire Skid Steer Rubber Tracks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jhgilliland, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. jhgilliland

    jhgilliland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Anyone have expirence with the Protrac Over the tire rubber tracks. Thinking of ordering a set here soon. Just curious what sort of traction i could expect from the rubber and also how are they on turf. The rubber pads are bolt on so they can be replaced. Also, they can be interchanged with the steel plates which is pretty cool. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Have no experience with protrac.......Had bad experience with others. Will never sell rubber over tire again.
     
  3. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Are the Protrac tracks made by McLaren? I absolutely LOVE their thier semi-pneumatic tires but have no experience with tehir tracks. Good company, though!
     
  4. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 734

    MY friend has them on a cat 246 and made mini dozer out of it.Machine use to sit all winter because of mud.After buying the tracks get used alot.Has not been stuck yet.
     
  5. jhgilliland

    jhgilliland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    JDSkidsteer- I have read some of your other posts, although i beleive you dealt with track styles like the solideal tracks. The Mclaren Protrac is basically a steel grouser track with bolt on rubber pads that are replaceable.

    Yes they are made by Mclaren. I talked to the sales rep on the phone and seemed very knowledgeable.

    They look to be a very useful product. Anyone else know anyhting about them?
     
  6. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Grouser had similar style and distributor discouraged me from selling that style. I sold another style made out of polyerathane and they were a pain. Mclaren does have a good reputation with their tires, but I am still gun shy.
     
  7. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Has anyone tried these. I would be interesred to see how durable they are.
     

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