track vs. wheel

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by texas, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    what jobs can a mini track loader do better than a mini skid (cat 226 range) and vice versa?:)
  2. jsbmaine

    jsbmaine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    tracks spread weight better than wheels, and don't get flats. wheels are much easier to use on pavement. We compromise- wheeled skid with steel tracks that go over the wheels as needed.
  3. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    I know many of the new tracks have rubber tracks on them. This helps to not tear up cement and pavement. I have a friend that runs the largest skid that Bbcat makes, it has the rubber tracks on it. he says it works great.
  4. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    tracks are better, u dont get stuck as easy...the cool thing about the metal ones that go over the tires are u can tack them on and off as needed and it cost less...with the rubber tracks that stay on they are awesome but cost a little bit more to replace then a tire

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