If you need the versatility of tracks on your your wheel loader then over the tire tracks are right for you.
Rubber tracks increase the surface area on the ground giving you more traction. This makes it easier for you to operate your loader on soft ground, snow and ice. Another benefit of the higher surface area is less compaction and damage on lawns and in cultivated areas.
Steel tracks can help your tires get a better bite on the ground when you need more traction on wet, slippery slopes or soft ground.
If you are considering purchasing over the tire tracks for your skid steer, we have some options for you. Keep reading below to learn more.
If you are working primarily on sensitive ground such as lawns during landscaping projects, rubber over the tire tracks may be a good way to reduce damage to the ground.
Rubber over the tire tracks give your skid steer a larger footprint and provide some degree of “floatation”. This can dramatically increase traction in soft and wet conditions.
Non-marking pads are available to keep dark scuff marks on the pavement to a minimum.
The rubber pads on the tracks are replaceable, ensuring you always have the support and traction you need.
Over the tires tracks can be built with a steel alloy rather than rubber. The steel alloy is bar shaped and attached in rows. This design is meant to create more traction than rubber pad over the tire tracks.
Although steel over the tire tracks will cause more damage to the ground, they can drastically increase traction when working on slopes, ice, snow, wet grass and mud.
A potential draw back to steel over the tire tracks is that they offer less protection to the tires themselves than rubber tracks.
You must ensure that you have about 3” of spacing around your tires in order to accommodate over the tire tracks.
Be sure to measure entirely around the tire including from the inside of the tire to the body, engine cowling, boom stop/arm guards and attachments.
If you do not have the required spacing, you may require a spacer kit to be installed. These can be purchased with your over the tire tracks.
Follow the manufacturers recommendations, and contact us if you need help.
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