Rubber Track Size - How To Find and Measure
June 12 , 2014
Rubber tracks are seemingly a thing of mystery to even the most seasoned workers in the field. You go to look for the infamous rubber stamp and it is gone. You then have to take on the task manually, and that can be even trickier still. Here are a few tips to help you find or measure rubber tracks.
When it comes to measuring and finding rubber tracks you really have to know what’s what. The first thing you want to do is check the size of the rubber track that is on the excavator or machinery in question. There should be a size or size requirement stamped somewhere into the rubber.
If you cannot find the size stamped into the rubber then you will have to take a total of 3 different measurements. It is a relatively simple process. This will help you to determine which size is needed in your particular case.
You will first measure the width in millimeters. Then you will move on to measure the distance ranging from the center from one link to the precise center of the next one, and finally you measure the amount of lugs around the inside of the rubber track by simply counting them. Your formula is Width x Pitch x Links.
When it comes to rubber tracks you have to really pay attention. Conventional ones can only be used with the undercarriages that are designed specifically for them. They have a specific pitch measurement. The interchangeable rubber tracks on the other hand work on undercarriages for metal or steel. They offer a lot more flexibility. They cover long and short pitch as well as different track styles.
With this being said it is important to know how to convert long tracks to short ones. It is a simple division process that brings the long track to measurements to short track measurements of 300 x 52.5 x 80. If you are not familiar with the process it is best to move forward with someone who has done it before, at least for the first time.
Finding the right rubber tracks can be a little bit tricky sometimes. If you are still experiencing difficulty then click or call and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Also, feel free to share with us any tips or ticks that you may have to help find and measure rubber tracks. We look forward to your feedback.
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