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Track damage photos

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,142

    I took these at a CAT dealer in Utah last month. I don't how many hours it had. They were not nice hours though. The little grader I thought was very cool.



    cat tracks in SLC.jpg

  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    That grader thing in the last pic. is neat, never seen anything like that before
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,129

    The tracks still look good though, but the owner should have aluminum or steel idlers on the rear end though, that rubber is sure rounded off.
  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,142

    I found the rounding of the rubber on the rollers intersting as well. My wife took the pictures and she missed the front shot I wanted. The tracks have a line down the middle where they were down to the cords. The tracks were shot. The rollers were pitted bad with big chunks of rubber out of them.

    That grader can be set up to be laser machine controlled according to the salesman. PSI also makes a tandem rear machine that would be perfect for my operation. Pretty impressive little grader. I saw one like in the picture go through at auction in Wa. for 30K some years back. I bid it 25K. I wish I had got it. I am sure these are much more.
  5. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I would say that machine did allot of work dealing with stone. Stone will wear the rollers down quick and if running in rocky conditions and spin the tracks it will cut a groove all the way around the tracks.
  6. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    Cat MTL's are slick looking machines, but there system reminds me to much of a snowmobile, look's very complicated.
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,129

    All my customers say the ASV system is pretty straight forward, all the bolts are easy to see and replace, the CTL's look complicated to them.
  8. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    They have a service bullentin out of some of the first ones off the line, the rubber did not bond to the wheel's properly and CAT is replacing...I've had a few chucks come off of mine, since replacement no problems....yet....
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,129

    Are the wheels steel or plastic, mine make a sound reminiscent of plastic when I tap them with my poking stick.
  10. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    Steel with rubber bonded around the outside dia.

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