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Over-Tire-Tracks for Skid Steers: What You Need Know

by Jim Strong | Mar 29, 2024 |

Tracks, OTT


Skid steer loaders are versatile workhorses in numerous industries ranging from heavy construction to delicate landscaping. These compact machines are renowned for their maneuverability and ability to tackle various tasks. One crucial aspect of skid steer loaders is their choice of wheel tracks. Sometimes, tires won't do the job when you need more flotation or traction, and that's where over-the-tire tracks come in. When selecting the right OTT tracks for your skid steer loader, understanding the pros and cons of each option is vital.

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we'll look at the pros and cons of rubber and steel over tire tracks.

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Nachi Wheel Motors

by Jim Strong | Mar 09, 2020 |

Tracks, Track Drives, Nachi, Wheel motor, Nachi PHV


Nachi is a well-known brand for many things, including its PHV wheel motors made especially for tracked machines like excavators, cranes, and trenchers.

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Taking Care of the Track Drives on Your Excavator

Your excavator is a vital part of your work, and you know that if the track drives go out that excavator will not be moving anywhere. That’s why we have put together a list of tips to help you keep those track drives running!

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Drive Sprockets and Track Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 25, 2019 |

Undercarriage, Tracks, Drive Sprocket


Drive sprockets work with your final drive or track drive in order to keep your machine moving.  To get the most out of your final drive, you need to understand the impact that the drive sprocket has on its performance and recognize the signs of sprocket wear.  And that is the topic of this Shop Talk Blog post!

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Early Development of Continuous Tracks

by Dr McCaslin | Jan 23, 2019 |

Crawler Tractor, History, Caterpillar, Tracks, CAT


The history of continuous tracks is far more interesting than one might imagine. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at their early history starting way back in the 1770s. Let’s start by going back to the time when the United States were still a British colony …

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