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.

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

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.

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.

This Is a Job for Skid-Steers/CTLs

This Is a Job for Skid-Steers/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 CTLs

McLaren Industries Opens R&D Facility  to Support North American OEMs

McLaren Industries Opens R&D Facility to Support North American OEMs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – McLaren Industries has expanded in an effort to increase services to its customers in the U.S. and North America as a whole. The leading U.S.-based manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket tracks and tires recently opened a new research and development facility in Jacksonville, Fla., illustrating the company’s

Terramac Launches New RT14 Rubber Track Crawler Carrier

Terramac Launches New RT14 Rubber Track Crawler Carrier

Elburn, IL –Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is pleased to introduce its newest model, the RT14 which joins the popular RT9 model. The new RT14 unit was recently unveiled at ICUEE as the company’s largest machine. It is well-equipped to provide operators with superior performance and

Terramac RT9 Customized With Digger Derrick for Utility Applications

Terramac RT9 Customized With Digger Derrick for Utility Applications

Elburn, IL – Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is well-known for its versatile RT9 and new RT14 units that accommodate a wide variety of support equipment. The company released its latest customization at ICUEE, which included the installation of a digger derrick on its respected RT9

Radial Versus Bias Tires on Construction Job Sites

Radial Versus Bias Tires on Construction Job Sites

Radial Versus Bias

When it comes to traction, radials provide more of it than bias tires. They also provide better flotation, ride, wear over a lifetime, and comfort, lists Enyart. Grading is more accurate. Bias tires run on higher air pressure, making the machine bounce, diminishing accuracy and operator comfort. “Radials

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