Having construction tracks on your CTL means being able to outperform standard loading equipment. Your tracks will take you to places that pneumatic tires would never even dream of. The low pressure means no risk of damaging concrete or turf while simultaneously providing traction like you have never seen. You are going to want to take care of your CTL tracks though, to make sure that you get the most operating hours out of them as possible. Keeping down time to a minimum.
The Job Site
Cement and concrete will wear your tracks down faster than anything else. Likewise, rocky conditions will cause cuts and abrasions to your tracks. While tracks have superior operation in almost every climate, you want to avoid the 3 R’s. Rocks, Roots, and Rebar. These three things will prematurely wear down your tracks.
While operating conditions are mostly determined by the work site, a good operator can protect a machine. Working in mud, sand, and soil can be done very aggressively without causing a ton of wear to the tracks, regardless of the driver. However, if you find yourself in more rugged terrain, the CTL operator needs to take it easy in order to prolong the life of the equipment.
Check Your Tension
Track tension also plays a huge role in the longevity of CTL track life. Make sure you are familiar with your track tension adjustment. Different equipment uses different methods for tightening. Some use grease in cylinders while others use hydraulic and spring methods for track tension. Not only do you risk damage to the rubber construction tracks, but you risk damaging idler pulleys and other parts on your lifts.
Replacement Construction Tracks
Itco Sales provides a wide range of rubber replacement construction tracks. If you are looking to get your equipment back up and operating in a hurry, contact ITCO sales today. One of our professionals will be happy to help you get the parts you need.