Four Signs that Show You Need to Replace Your Bobcat Rubber Tracks

If you use equipment for construction such as a skid steer and a mini excavator regularly, you must have noticed that their tracks wear out over time. This could happen at a quicker pace if you tend to work more often on rocky terrains and rough surfaces. While most signs are quite visible, there are a few that clearly show its time for you to select replacement rubber tracks for your machine.

Signs that Indicate Its Time to Replace Your Bobcat Rubber Tracks

  • Finding Cracks on the Tracks
    Cracks are one of the first indications that show you need to replace your rubber tracks. They usually occur with usage, especially when you scrape the machine against walls, frequently work on harsh terrains, or operate your equipment in a specific way.
  • Reduced Track Tension
    Just like any rubber or steel products, the tracks of your machine also stretch over time. This is why you must check the tension of your Bobcat rubber tracks regularly by lifting their frame off the ground and examining the sag between the top of the lug and the bottom roller. In addition to this, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when tightening them and avoid too much exposure to the sun.
  • Sprockets are Skipping Over the Lugs
    A sprocket is a wheel with teeth or cog-like structures that engage with the track when it moves. This is similar to two gears engaging which is why if your Bobcat rubber track is loose or the sprocket is old and worn out, they will not mesh properly and increase the chances of skipping.  They can also get derailed if left unchecked.
  • Lugs Come Out
    Lugs tend to come out, especially on skid steers, if the sprockets are worn out and slipping against the tires or if debris gets stuck in the undercarriage damages the track.

Things to Consider When Choosing Replacement Rubber Tracks

When looking to purchase tracks to replace the old ones on excavators and skid steers, consider the following three essential points:

  • Width
    The width is usually measured in millimetres. Although narrower tracks are typically less expensive, the wider ones provide better flotation.
  • Pitch
    There are two kinds of pitch tracks, short and long. The short ones offer a smoother ride by engaging all the sprocket teeth while the long pitch tracks lead to a slightly rougher ride as they interlock every other tooth.
  • Tread Pattern
    Depending on the terrain, you can choose tracks with closely-spaced lugs for less disturbance of the ground to avoid scarring, and opt for a zigzag pattern with prominent lugs for wet surfaces.

We Provide Bobcat Rubber Tracks for All Makes & Models

At Tag Equipment, we supply Bobcats and their attachments. We have rubber tracks for the following makes and models:

Bobcat 864Bobcat
T132
Bobcat
T250 H
Bobcat
T630
Bobcat 864
F
Bobcat
T140
Bobcat
T300
Bobcat
T650
Bobcat 864
G
Bobcat
T180
Bobcat
T300 H
Bobcat
T750
Bobcat
MT50
Bobcat
T180 H
Bobcat
T320
Bobcat
T770
Bobcat
MT52
Bobcat
T190
Bobcat
T450
Bobcat
T830
Bobcat
MT55
Bobcat
T190 H
Bobcat
T550
Bobcat
T870
Bobcat
T110
Bobcat
T250
Bobcat
T590

If you are looking for replacement rubber tracks for excavators, skid steers, or any other machine, get in touch with our specialists by calling 647-559-3703. You could also fill out our online form to inquire about pricing details.

Replace Your Bobcat Rubber Tracks