Tag: rubber tracks

Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels. This band is typically made of modular steel plates in the case of military vehicles and heavy equipment, or synthetic rubber reinforced with steel wires in the case of lighter agricultural or construction vehicles. The large surface area of the tracks distributes the weight of the vehicle better than steel or rubber tyres on an equivalent vehicle, enabling a continuous tracked vehicle to traverse soft ground with less likelihood of becoming stuck due to sinking.

New Bobcat 5-Link Torsion Suspension Undercarriage

New Bobcat 5-Link Torsion Suspension Undercarriage

(WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 2017) Bobcat Company introduces a new compact track loader 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage, providing increased performance, operator comfort and serviceability. M2-Series T870 compact track loaders are the first Bobcat® loaders manufactured with the new 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage.

Increased durability and reliability

Uptime protection is a top

CASE Expands D Series with CX145D SR Minimum-Swing Excavator

CASE Expands D Series with CX145D SR Minimum-Swing Excavator

Racine, Wis., August 14, 2017 – CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new CX145D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series lineup. Designed to provide ample digging and lifting power in a small footprint, the CX145D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement. This results in a highly maneuverable

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring

Keep On Rolling

Keep On Rolling

While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For a growing number of grading and excavation contractors, skid-steer loaders aren’t an option, they’re a necessity. Here’s a look at how these amazing machines can pay off, as well as some tips for buying the one that’s just right for you.

Terramac® Announces Plans to Exhibit at CONEXPO 2017

Terramac® Announces Plans to Exhibit at CONEXPO 2017

Elburn, IL – Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is pleased to announce its plans to exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas.  Terramac will be showcasing three versatile crawler carrier models in booth G1716 in the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

The skid-steer and the compact track loader (CTL): two powerful little workhorses designed to perform the same basic functions—so what’s the difference? Hint: the difference is based on the working conditions each is best suited for. “It all comes down to wheels versus tracks,” sums up Ashby Graham, product manager for JCB.

“Skid-steers are tired machines, whereas

Trenchers vs. Excavators

Trenchers vs. Excavators

Trenchers and excavators each have their place, but, obviously, one is better suited than the other in certain circumstances. This article addresses the kind of projects or circumstances that dictate the use of each, as well as the best practices for trenching and shoring while using a trencher or excavator.

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