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Tracks for bobcat s185

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Z_SCAPES, Mar 18, 2006.


    Z_SCAPES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    bought a bobcat s 185 last year. was wandering if anyone has experience with the diffferent tracks steel and rubber. I work pretty much 50 50 on pavements and soil all day. so would i be better off with rubber since they are not as hard on asphalt. we have a small steel track excavator and it will rip apart asphalt if you turn on it but it can climb steep grades and maneuver great and never gets stuck actually used it to tow out the other machine one time. as any one knows wheeled machines just can be the effecient when the soil is saturated. any suggestions would be appreciated
    thanks Z_scapes
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    If you work on pavement half the time, don't get steel tracks. You'll spend more time spreading plywood trying to keep your paved surfaces from getting gouged up. Someone on here has rubber tracks for their skid and has had good luck with them, can't remember who.
  3. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    McLaren Industries makes some pretty heavy-duty rubber tracks. ksss likes Loegering, and there are few people on other boards who have had good luck with the VTS system (though expensive).

    I think that the VTS is a good call for the S185 -- that machine could probably make a lot of the VTS.

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