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Experts’ Tips: Tracks versus tires

May 14, 2019By
ASV machine with tracks (Photo: ASV)

The challenge: Choosing and using tires versus tracks Tracks ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager Tracks have natural advantages over tires in landscaping applications, including less ground disturbance and surface damage, the ability to handle soft conditions, more slope stability, better traction, improved ride quality and less impact to seed and soil. DO amplify these benefits by choosing tracked machines... read more

McLaren intros new website

January 27, 2015By

McLaren Industries launched a new website, compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices, for its line of solid cushion tires, over-the-tire tracks and rubber tracks. Among other new features, the website includes a product finder and resources database with video customer testimonials, articles and case studies. The database offers content for industries such as agriculture, material handling, waste management, demolition,... read more

12 tips for maintaining rubber tracks

December 16, 2014By

With a surge of interest in rubber tracks for compact construction equipment, tracks and tire manufacturer McLaren Industries offered a dozen pointers for prolonging rubber track life. They are as follows. 1. Maintain the undercarriage If undercarriage parts are starting to wear out, replace them promptly. Worn sprocket teeth can pull out the links from tracks, and worn rollers can... read more

Tracks or tires?

October 22, 2014By

Purchasing a piece of compact construction equipment? How to choose undercarriage.     Contractors’ take Justin Koen Landscape Installation Supervisor JubileeScape “Tire models are very lightweight. It just doesn’t have the ass to pull what I need it to. They’re dead weight in the south. I really don’t see a benefit to a tire machine other than cost.   Tim... read more

Bobcat rolls out ‘Show Us Your Tracks’ contest

October 6, 2014By

Bobcat Co. is giving away a new set of rubber tracks in exchange for customer testimonials about why they have the toughest and dirtiest tracks on their Bobcat compact track loader, mini track loader or compact excavator. Running through 5 p.m. CST Nov. 12, the Bobcat “Show Us Your Tracks” contest is accepting entries online at bobcat.com/TracksContest. Entries, which must... read more