GTW UK – Track Maintenance

Rubber Track Maintenance:

Ensuring maximum life for your GTW J’Track & Pads

Whilst full attention to detail goes into the design and production of our revolutionary J’Tracks & Pads, we advise you to follow some of the following precautions to maximise the lifetime of your track:
 
  • Avoid premature wear or damage to your track caused by unsuitable working environments such as rocky terrain, gravel, concrete demolition, metal debris etc.
  • Machinery should always be operated with caution, rubber tracked or padded equipment will not only have a longer life but you will also gain optimum performance for your track/pads.
  • Exposure to contaminants such as salt or oil should be avoided and cleaned off immediately if track/pads are exposed.
  • Always check your drive system components to see if they need replacing, prior to fitting a new track.
  • Always try to maintain clean drive components thus avoiding damage from foreign substances or mud.
  • To reduce the aging process try to minimise exposure to the sun. Normal operating temperature ranges between 0°C to +25°C. Reduce speed under extreme temperatures if necessary.
  • Monitor track tension on a regular basis. (Rubber tracks)
To avoid unnecessary wear of track/pads and drive components always:
 
  • – Alternate turning from one side to another.
  • – Travel with both tracks on a level surface.
  • – Drive up or down a slope instead of traversing.
  • – Avoid making spin or pivot turns.
  • – Avoid striking concrete curbs or walls with the sides of the track/pads
  • When purchasing either ramps for loading your tracked equipment, or purchasing new tracks/pads for your existing ramp always try and ensure the design allows for minimum damage to your tracks/pads.
  • – Make sure the width of your ramp (if applicable) allows for clip on pads. (Eliminates any damage to your ramp and pads)
  • – Cross member supports are sufficiently spaced to eliminate catching or pinching of tracks/pads.