Differences in Tread Patterns
Track Mart carries new replacement rubber tracks for virtually every heavy equipment manufacturer and machine out there, however, we find that most people don’t know the importance of picking the right tread pattern for the job that they’re doing. Different tread patterns are needed for various jobs and using the wrong tread pattern for a particular job can lead to premature tread wear, slipping, and can even cause your machine to get stuck.
C-Lug Tread Pattern
We usually recommend the C-Lug tread pattern because it is a great multipurpose track that can be used in virtually every application. The C-Lug provides you with constant surface contact for a smoother ride as well as versatility with use. The C-Lug tread pattern is essentially a staggered tread pattern with notches cut out to give it a “C” appearance.
Staggered Block Tread Pattern
The staggered block is a popular choice with our customers because this style comes on many major manufacturers such as Case, Gehl, John Deere, Mustang, New Holland, Takeuchi, and Volvo. The staggered block tread offers the smoothest ride out of all of the tread patterns and is also a multipurpose track. You will find that most skid steers and CTL’s have this tread pattern on their tracks because it is one of the easiest on turf if you are a landscaper or don’t want to disturb already finished and manicured lawn.
Straight Bar Tread Pattern
The Straight Bar is the most aggressive tread out of the tread family and is widely used in wet, muddy application where you would need to get the most out of your traction. If you want to keep continuously rolling in the dirt, this is the best option for you. The Straight Bar tread is not recommended for hard surfaces and if you decide to go on these surfaces, your ride won’t be very smooth compared to the previous two treads.
Multi-Bar Tread Pattern
The Multi-Bar pattern offers a much smoother ride than the Straight-Bar and has better traction on hard surfaces. This tread pattern is ideal for the project that requires you to go from hard surfaces to loose, slippery surfaces often. The Multi-Bar pattern seamlessly offers you a smooth ride on any hard surface yet excellent traction on all loose ground. The Multi-Bar tread pattern is also a great option for snow.
If you are experiencing slipping, getting stuck often, or find that you are tearing up the grass with your tracks, consider replacing your existing rubber tracks or giving Track Mart a call today at (336) 850-0088!Visit our website track-mart.com to find more tips from Track Mart
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