Your mini excavator is in need of spare parts, but the greatest challenge lies on what to choose between rubber tracks and steel tracks. Rubber tracks have consistently grown in popularity over the traditional steel tracks since the late 80’s; this can perhaps be attributed to the many upcoming areas in need of lighter and less destructive equipment for smaller earthworks operations. Unveiled in the unfolding paragraphs are the merits of installing rubber tracks on your mini excavator:
1. Minimal ground damage
As a client, the least you would want to incur in terms of costs is renovating your beautiful surrounding, especially characterized by cabro paving, that was unnecessarily defaced by moving excavators conducting some assigned earthworks on a nearby space. Unlike the steel tracks, rubber tracks do not damage the ground as they tend to move more swiftly on various surfaces.
2. Enhanced operational capabilities compared to steel tracks and tires
Rubber tracks not only provide better traction on various surfaces but also come with superior mobility on rugged terrain. They offer a large surface area for ground contact, which evenly distributes the weight of the excavator thus providing more stability that lets the excavator seamlessly glide over dilapidated terrains such as muddy surfaces, without getting stuck.
3. They are convenient for speedy operations
Speed is essential since every work assigned needs to be completed within the set deadlines. On the same note, taking considerable spans to complete the anticipated earthworks presents a win-win situation for both the contractor and the client. Unlike the heavy steel trucks or the less flexible excavators fitted with tires, rubber-tired excavators can make faster multiple trips on a given site.
Compared to steel tracks, rubber tracks produce less intense vibrations while in motions. Furthermore, they can easily glide over obstacles compared to tires; combining the two capabilities, mini excavator rubber tracks are, therefore, the most convenient option for quickly maneuvering around the site.
4. Easy installation, hence minimized downtimes
The efforts of enhanced operational capabilities and speedy motions associated with a rubber-tracked mini excavator can all be watered by prolonged downtimes in case there is a need for replacement of the tracks.
Here is the good news! Rubber tracks are easy to install, as well as, take off. With the right installation kit, worn out tracks can be removed and new ones put onto the mini excavator within a few minutes. This means that in case of downtime, your mini excavator will be up and running within the shortest time possible.
5. Smoother rides hence augmented operator comfortability
Apart from the efficiency of a given machine, the operator’s efficiency is equally important. With rubber-tracked mini excavators, operators smoothly ride over different terrains; shoving is minimized as they roll across different terrains, thereby enjoying more stable rides that in turn provide them with comfortable working conditions tagged along with increased efficiency.
In encapsulation, rubber tracks come with a hub of advantages especially on surfaces that are expensive to redeem from premature wearing as well as sites where convenience and speed are essential.