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RUBBER TRACKS

 

                      

 

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RUBBER TRACKS

 

Bridgestone utilizes its long experience to design and test rubber tracks for superior performance.

But to get the most out of your rubber tracks, you must treat them with care.

We recommended the following basic guidelines in this respect:

 

 

  1. It is essential that you maintain the correct tension on your tracks at all times. Check your vehicle operating manual for details, or ask your Bridgestone dealer information.

  2. Check the undercarriage components (i.e. Sprocket, rollers and idler) for wear periodically. Wear and damage of undercarriage components can affect track performance and durability.

  3. Limit the use of your vehicle on sharp rocky surfaces, gravel and fields with crop stubble.

  4. Avoid too many fast and sharp turns, or hill-traversing use.

  5. Prevent large foreign objects becoming entangled in your undercarriage.

  6. Do not drive with track sidewall edges pressing against hard walls, curbs and other objects.

  7. If oil or similar products get on the tracks, clean it off immediately.

  8. When storing our vehicle for a period of time, keep it indoors away from rain and direct sunlight.

 

DETERMING THE SUITABLE TRACK SPECIFICATION

FOR YOUR REPLACEMENT NEEDS

 

Descriptions abreast at the images:

 

 

 A - Center-running type roller for conventional track

 

 

 

 

 

 B - Outside-running type roller for conventional track

 

 

 

 

 

C - Inside flange roller for interchangeable track

 

 

 

 

 

 D - Outside flange roller for interchangeable track

 

 

 

 

 

 E - Rail type roller for interchangeable track

 

 

 

In order to allow our trained service team to help you quickly and easily obtain the most compatible track specification for your purposes, we require all of the following information to be included in your inquiries:

- Machine brand

- Model number

- Machine year of construction

- Track size or part number (found on the inside of the track)

 

If you cannot find the part number or track size, please provide the following:

- Width or rubber track (mm)

- Numbers of links

- Pitch (interval between embedded metal plates/links: mm)

 

Sometimes required is the type of ground roller employed on the machines (some examples given opposite – A, B, C, D, E)

 

It is very important that you buy a track which is compatible with your particular machine. If you do not fit the optimal track specification an quality, you may:

- Quickly damage your new track.

- Damage your machine’s undercarriage.

- Obtain poor track durability/performances.

- Fail to minimize your machine’s unplanned “down time”/maintenance periods.

 

 

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