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time to change tl 130 tracks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SunriseGardens, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I want the tracks to hold up, and having an onsite failure would be horrible on some of the properties that I work on.... steep hills with nothing but the lake to stop you. Also, I am going to have to replace most of the bottom rollers so this is going to be painful.

    I always tell my potential customers that you get what you pay for.... this late into winter its hard to follow my own advice, thanks for guidance.

  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

  3. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

  4. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Sorry....they are on my TL130...I have about 1400 hours on them so far. I expect to put another 400 on them this year and then replace them next winter. I do residential and commercial excavation work, as well as sewer, water and storm sewer work. And quite a bit of concrete and asphalt removal.The ground conditions are clay, gravel, sand and beach sand. I will be buying another set just like these.
    I paid $2,100 delivered for the tracks and sprockets.
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  5. Hollowellreid

    Hollowellreid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    We have the same ones.....camoplast/solideal.

    The machine was used when we got it and had a set that were quite worn. Replaced with the same tracks and kept one as a spare.

    I have seen quite a few Tl130's running these tracks. I like them, although not a lot to compare to either.
  6. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I think they call them the "B" pattern. ...I had a set of Dominion tracks, prior to these, and they were junk from the get go....but I still squeaked 900hrs out of them. The Solideal tracks ride good and get great traction too. If it's really muddy and slippery you have be a little careful when applying power to the tracks...if you apply the power slowly, you can crawl out some pretty slippery places. They are good in snow too.
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  7. Dirtwerks

    Dirtwerks LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 52

    I'm in the same boat with my TL130 I"m still on the orginial OEM Bridgestones and hoping to make another 200-300hrs. I'd like to stay with the originial OEM which I haven't priced yet just have heard the sticker shock, but I've seen several machines with the Solideal/Camplast tracks that excav8ter is talking about. I don't put a ton of hours on my machine but still want a quality track, and I also go by the saying "Get what you pay for". How turf friendly are the Solideals, I want something that will get good traction for pushing and wet material.
  8. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I run on lawns with mine very frequently....i generally stagger my tracks, when i go back and forth on turf.
    I priced out OEM tracks, and they were double what the Solideal tracks were. I am not abusive to my tracks, because i want to get every dollars worth of value out of them, however...between back filling basements, removing concrete and asphalt and clearing brush and small stumps, i do put them through a lot.
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    How many hours did you get out of the oem tracks?
  10. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Thanks for the info. I emailed that web link that you posted earlier.

    Excavator you mentioned that you got new spockets.... do you mean the drive sprockets, or bottom rollers?

    Thanks again

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