Get quality Undercarriage Rubber Tracks from Tractor & Grader Supplies
Undercarriage rubber tracks form an important part of excavation and earth moving equipment. How these tracks wear, depends on a number of factors. When matching up rubber tracks, equipment and the terrain that the equipment must tackle, these factors must be considered to avoid delays in the project completion and, of course, potential equipment damage.
The first factor to take into consideration when choosing equipment and the components required for your project is the torque or horsepower of the machinery. This can directly affect how the undercarriage rubber tracks are affected and how they respond to wear. With the wrong rubber tracks and the incorrect torque for the job, you could experience damage and inefficiency.
It is an obvious assumption that the more abrasive the conditions, the more wear and tear you can expect your rubber tracks to experience. Driving over construction debris or very rough rocky areas can also expose your undercarriage components to excess wear and tear. If you want your components to last, avoid simply driving over any terrain just because the machinery can. Take some care and practice caution when driving to and from the site where the excavation or earthmoving is to take place.
When shopping around for undercarriage rubber tracks, you will find that consultants will typically ask about the running hours of your machinery, as this will affect the type of tracks that you buy. General-duty tracks can be used on equipment that runs for 300 hours or less per annum. Premium specialist tracks are required for equipment that runs in excess of 800 hours per annum.
You should make sure that your team members know how to maintain and care for the rubber tracks to ensure an extended lifespan from them. Set a maintenance schedule in place to check on the condition of the rubber tracks on a regular basis. Always ensure that the track is well adjusted and tensioned for the best possible results. While it is normal to have some looseness between the wheel and drive sprocket, being too loose can cause damage and even cause the track to derail. Much the same, if the undercarriage rubber tracks are too tight, they can cause the drive motors and sprockets to wear out far too quickly. If you want to ensure that the undercarriage parts don’t wear out before their time, make sure that abrasive materials, such as sand and clay, are cleaned away from the tracks and other components regularly – even a few times a day. This is best done while the sand and mud is still wet – leaving it to dry will make it a much more difficult task.
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