PowerTrack rubber tracks

Faqs By PowerTrack rubber tracks

How do I find the correct rubber tracks measure?

You need to note the track width (mm), pitch (mm) and link number (#).

These three measurements can be found printed on the inside of the track.

If they cannot be located, they can still be obtained directly on the track to be replaced in this way: 

Measure the width of the track (mm)

Measure the distance between the center of one tooth and the next (mm) 

Count the number of teeth present inside the track.

Once you have gathered this information, enter it into our search engine found on the RUBBER TRACKS page.

How do I replace a rubber track?

Removing and installing a rubber track on a mini-excavator is a fairly simple task that can be tackled in less than an hour's time.

If this is your first time, this process may take a few more minutes, depending on your technical and manual skills. We recommend that you work with someone who can support you and that you both wear appropriate safety clothing:

Lift your machine off the ground by about 150 mm so that you can work comfortably on the machine. Help yourself with the blade and arm to lift the machine off the ground.

Loosen the idler bolt. Grease will flow out of the piston and the track tension will gradually loosen. You can speed up the idler wheel retraction process by pushing on the center of the track with one foot.

Get the track off the idler wheel first and off the sprocket later. If necessary, help yourself by levering a wooden bar between track and undercarriage, moving forward very slowly. 

Place the rubber track under your machine and rest it on the undercarriage. Start with the sprocket wheel and only then move to the idler wheel. If necessary, help yourself with a wooden pole. Be careful not to use an iron bar, which would risk cutting into the rubber, thus compromising the durability of the undercarriage and the track itself.

Close the idler bolt and pump grease through the grease valve using a grease gun. The idler wheel will move slowly and the track will return to tension. Remember not to pump too much grease into the idler valve, a moderate gap between track and undercarriage must be present.

Lower the machine and check that the new rubber track is assembled the correct way. If your new PowerTrack rubber track does not run smoothly on your construction machine, do not force it and contact us quickly!

Is it correct to replace only one track?

Replacing just one rubber track will not immediately cause serious damage to your construction machinery, but it is only fair to point out to our customers that replacing just one track will cause the construction machine to face an unbalanced condition while working, albeit a moderate one, and over the years damage to your mini-excavator, track loader or excavator may occur.

How do you produce the rubber tracks?

PowerTrack® tracks are manufactured using a blend of natural and synthetic rubber. This compound, known for its anti-abrasive properties and flexibility, is combined with high-carbon drawn steel (Continuous Steel Cord technology). The result ensures excellent performance even on the most adverse terrain and avoids the many unexpected machine stoppages.

What do the letters in the measurements mean ? (K,N,W,B,T,Y,EK)

These letters identify a specific application by indicating the type of driving of the vehicle: 

  • B = BOBCAT GUIDE (skid steer loaders)
  • T = TAKEUCHI GUIDE (skid steer loaders)

Do you sell used rubber tracks?

No, we don't. We have a wide range of new rubber tracks. We prefer to offer our customers a product of which we know precisely the state of wear and the origin, hence the quality.

What warranty do you offer on purchased tracks?

We offer a 12-month warranty for all manufacturing defects, in case of need please contact us at [email protected]

In which order are the measurements of PowerTrack rubber tracks written?

The 'numbers' by which we identify the rubber tracks are actually the measurements of our tracks themselves, and these three measurements may be written in different order.

For example, the 230x96x31 and 230x31x96 tracks are absolutely identical, they are just labeled differently by different manufacturers.

Technically there are no differences, PowerTrack rubber tracks are standard and fit all standard tracked construction equipment.

Can I replace the old iron tracks on my excavator with a pair of new rubber tracks?

The answer is yes, of course!

Unfortunately, however, it is not so simple and straightforward to figure out which size of rubber tracks is compatible with your tracked construction equipment. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the undercarriage of your construction equipment, sometimes compatibility is easy to find. We recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your vehicle in order to get clear and confident information about changing from iron to rubber tracks.

For more information read the article on our BLOG about replacing iron tracks with rubber tracks!

How long does a rubber track last?

The lifespan of a rubber track depends on multiple factors such as: the hardness of the ground on which the machine works, the state of wear and the condition of the machine and undercarriage, and no less important is the care with which the operator operates the machinery.

What good practices should be observed to get the most out of rubber tracks?

Washing the rubber track with high-pressure water after use, so as to keep it clean and prevent the accumulation of oil and debris in the undercarriage, is definitely the simplest but most effective maintenance measure.

It is also good practice to check the track tension periodically, possibly every 50 to 100 hours of operation. Excessive tension could result in premature track failure, while a track left loose has a good chance of coming off the undercarriage guide and falling off.

What should be avoided to achieve greater durability of rubber tracks?

To make your rubber tracks last longer, avoid high speed in transfers and use in extreme temperatures (above +55° C and below -25° C); it is also very important to avoid tangentially facing steps and sharp edges.