«Previous    Next»
Over-The-Tire “Studded” Steel Tracks
Over-the-tire steel tracks for skid loaders aren’t new, but this prototype model is fitted with welded-on steel lugs that make it perform more aggressively on snow and ice and on tree stumps in the woods.
  A single 2-in. long, 1-in. dia. spiraled steel lug is welded onto each of the track’s steel pads, at one side of the pad and the other in alternating fashion.
  “It has a more aggressive design than conventional over-the-tire steel tracks, which we think will help with traction on snow and ice,” says Wendy Wilkey, Tracks Plus, Columbus, Wis. “We designed them especially for logging work where tree stumps can often cause damage to conventional over-the-tire steel tracks. The studs should help the pads climb over the stumps instead of skidding sideways and getting bent up.
  “We have 3 customers testing the tracks now to see how well they work. Our studded tracks would be great for clearing out tree lines on farms.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wendy Wilkey, 202 Industrial Drive, Columbus, Wis. 53925 (ph 877 260-3178 or 920 350-0301; wwilkey@ tracksplus.com; www.tracksplus.com).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2015 - Volume #39, Issue #6