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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #34
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Pads Turn Steel Tracks Into Rubber

"These clamp-on rubber track pads stay on just as well as bolt-on pads, without having to drill or burn holes," says Jeff Gustafson at Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., about the company's Clamp OnÖ rubber and polyurethane pads for excavators, cranes and other steel-tracked equipment with double and triple bar grouser shoes.
  The patent-pending product is designed to install quickly with two bolts at each end. The pads make equipment more versatile because it can be used on concrete, asphalt or other surfaces that need to be protected from the steel track and then removed when surface protection isn't needed. The pads also provide increased traction and reduce wear.
  "We use two floating clamps, which allows the pad to flex and continuously tighten," Gustafson says. "We offer a 100 percent worklife guarantee against bond separation, meaning the pads won't peel off from the steel plate, which would cause costly down time."
  Pads come in 12 to 36-in. widths and prices range from $55 to $190 each.
  Superior also manufactures bolt to link, mold-on and bolt to grouser track pads.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., P.O. Box 308 , Warren, Penn. 16365 (ph 800 289-1456; www.superiortire.com; jgustafson@superior tire.com).
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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3