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Our Tracks

All you need to know about our forest machine tracks.

Choosing your tracks

Great care should be taken when selecting tracks as some will perform better than others in specific terrain.

Although Clark Tracks cannot make exact recommendations due to the fact working conditions, machine or tyre limitations and terrain can vary considerably, this handbook aims to help all customers make an informed decision.

Once you are ready to select your tracks, refer to your Clark Tracks Dealer for price and availability. Alternatively, you can contact our office...

e: clarktracks@clarktracks.com • t: (+44) 0 1387 722370


Special Terrains

Certain track types are less suited to some terrains and great care should be exercised in track selection. Clark Tracks cannot make exact recommendations since working conditions, site terrain and terrains can vary considerably offering unique circumstances.

As a general rule, close spaced tracks with wide plates are better suited to soft terrains and wider spaced tracks with narrower plates are better suited to harder terrains and steeper slopes, offering greater climbing ability. However, it should be noted that tracks with close spaced plates are not suited to use in heavy snow conditions or some types of sticky mud conditions. This is due to the potential for material being unable to escape between the track plates and building up between track and tyre which can, in extreme cases, cause machine bogey transmission problems.

IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT CLARK TRACK SALES.
As manufacturers of a wide range of tracks for many tyre makes and tread patterns, we offer recommendations of track/tyre suitability and compatibility however, due to the many variables in track use, ie. tyre design, inflation pressure, terrains, machine limitations etc, the ultimate decision of suitability for a track for it’s purpose, must be made by the user/operator.

Each set of tracks carries an identification badge giving the exact tyre size and tread pattern for which the track was designed. It is essential that the correct track is used for each tyre type.

WARNING!!

Some tracks are unsuitable for use in heavy snow and some types of sticky mud conditions.


Track Selection

Particular care must be taken when selecting tracks for extreme working conditions, for example, heavy snow, extremely soft ground, steep slopes.

Please contact Clark Tracks for advice. clarktracks@clarktracks.com
Some extreme terrains may be unsuitable for tracks. The ultimate decision of suitability of a track type for a specific application must lie with the owner/user of the machine.


General Rules to know about while choosing your tracks

As a general rule, close spaced tracks with wide plates are better suited to soft terrain. Wider spaced tracks with narrower plates are better suited to harder terrain and steeper slopes, offering greater climbing ability.

However, it should be noted that tracks with close spaced plates are not suited to use in heavy snow conditions or some types of sticky mud conditions. This is due to the potential of material being unable to escape between the track plates and building up between track and tyre which can, in extreme cases, cause machine bogey transmission problems.


Identification indicator badges

Each set of tracks carries identification badges giving the exact tyre size and tread pattern for which the track was designed. Also included here is date of manufacture and serial number. It is essential that the correct track is used for each tyre type.