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Old 30-07-2018, 09:18 PM
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Default Two speed tracking

Been on my tracked machine today levelling some brick hardcore
Anyway I have two speed tracking on it and have it in my head that to save wear on tracks on bulldozers and the like they disable the higher gears, so should I use the slow speed to track the hardcore in, but if I have say 1mile of track to do it wonít matter if Iím in fast or slow speed as the tracks on the machine will still travel the same distance 1 mile
What do you think?
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Erm.....what do I think........I think your over thinking things
Not sure it'll have to much effect on track wear tbh mate. But I do think it'll wear the drives out quicker, especially if changing direction flat out, and they can get warm with sustained tracking.
For what it's worth I rarely use fast tracking, I find it shakes man and machine to bits and I can't be doin with the noise.
I personally just take it easy nowadays and try to keep things as smooth and bounce free as possible.

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Default Re: Two speed tracking

I think the speed does have a effect on wear, just the clattering alone must cause some accelerated wear?

I see your point about distance, and I suppose the actual difference in wear could be minimal? But once you start to do a lot of tracking, then heat will start to come into play I would think. It also isnít very kind on the final drives?

If youíve got a mile to do, would a roller not be more suitable?

If you must track it in, then turn at each end and only track it in going forwards.
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Faster Speed = Pins and bushes, rollers and Final's Get Hotter = More wear.

Not so prevelant on Rubber tracks, but it will wear the sprocket, and U/C components faster.
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I think the speed does have a effect on wear, just the clattering alone must cause some accelerated wear?

I see your point about distance, and I suppose the actual difference in wear could be minimal? But once you start to do a lot of tracking, then heat will start to come into play I would think. It also isnít very kind on the final drives?

If youíve got a mile to do, would a roller not be more suitable?

If you must track it in, then turn at each end and only track it in going forwards.
The ď1 mileĒ was just a figure, itís just the floor in a building anyway got my roller there so not going mad just the big lumps
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Faster Speed = Pins and bushes, rollers and Final's Get Hotter = More wear.
How fast do you think Iím going canít see the pins and bushes overheating
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