Choosing Track Shoes for Earthmoving Equipment
Reliable and durable heavy-duty equipment and machinery is required in the construction and mining industries. In order to ensure that your equipment’s life span and reliability is prolonged and ensured, it is best to ensure that your undercarriage components are of the best possible quality and are properly maintained. Track shoes are one of the undercarriage components that you cannot compromise on. At Tractor & Grader Supplies, we stock the Costex range of track shoes. We make these replacement parts readily available and at a competitive rate too.
The importance of the durability and quality of track shoes is quickly realised when you understand the function and workings of track shoes. These components are required to create a working platform for earth moving machinery. The function of the track shoes is to penetrate the ground in order to create some traction for the equipment. By selecting the right track shoes to work alongside other undercarriage components, you can expect a longer lifespan from your machinery, and great accuracy and efficiency when carrying out earth moving tasks. If you make use of the incorrect track shoes, you could find yourself paying more in the long run, as it can cause damage to your machinery and can certainly slow down the project as a whole.
You will find that there are wide track shoes and narrow track shoes available on the market. The one you choose will greatly depend on the type of ground conditions that you are working with. Narrow track shoes, for instance, are commonly used in rocky environments or those with hard soil. Your dozer or excavator will experience stress relief when using these track shoes. Wide track shoes are quite different as they provide additional floatation on ground that is rough, soft or uneven. You can use these track shoes when you need to use your earth moving equipment on the side of hills or similar, without losing balance.
Choosing track shoes that serve a general purpose is only advised for use on machinery that handles a variety of general tasks and where the ground conditions vary, but aren’t too harsh. In situations where dedicated machines have dedicated functions, it is best to select just one set of track shoes that are best suited to the equipment that you are using and the task at hand.
You will find a wide range of CTP track shoes at Tractor & Grader Supplies. Our track shoes range from 600mm to 800mm, and are available for various machine models on the market. We don’t only stock track shoes, we also stock shoe grouses and various other top-quality undercarriage components. If you are looking for track shoes that are well suited to your equipment and the task at hand, take the time to chat to our consultants who will professionally advise you on your options.
If you would like to learn more about the CTP range of track shoes, waste no more time. Get in touch with us at Tractor & Grader Supplies today. Give us a call or send us an email.