Rubber tracks undercarriage

Rubber tracks

  • More than 20 years experience in the production of rubber tracks
  • Track innovator with more than 20 active patents
  • Fully molded tread and drive lugs for greater durability
  • Introduced positive drive tracks to the market
  • Patented galvanized cable for improved corrosion resistance

Technical specifications

  • Continental produces track sizes with combination of widths from 14" to 42" and lengths from 166" to 396".
  • Lug types: we are routinely producing around 13 different tread lug designs and 12 guide/drive lug design.
  • 150+ active track specifications
  • Our tread lug, guide/drive lug, track width, and length flexibility provide nearly limitless number of combinations to meet the customers needs

Features & benefits

  • No "flats"
  • Improved ride
    (in the field or on the road)
  • Higher operating speeds
  • Higher transport speeds
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced ground pressure
  • Increased floatation
  • Better loose-soil traction

With Trackman® from Continental, you get more traction for your business. In addition to our expertise in rubber track development, we provide related rubber track components: rubberized drive, idler and roller wheels, as well as elastomeric suspension mounts and other undercarriage elements. We offer a wide range of rubberized track and components for almost every application, as well as custom applications.

In general, flexible rubber tracks are composed of three major components: the carcass, the tread lugs, and the guide and/or drive lugs. The carcass is the heart of the track, and is composed of several different rubber compounds, each of which is designed to perform a particular function (such as to promote adhesion, or to resist wear, cutting, chunking, etc.).

We have manufactured rubber tracks for agricultural tractors since 1992. Leading the way in performance and durability, our tracks are engineered and built to withstand the most treacherous field conditions. In addition to rubber tracks, we supply various associated undercarriage components to many of our customers, including:

  • Rubberized drive, idler and roller wheels
  • Elastomeric suspension mounts
  • Track installation fixtures
  • Other specialized rubber components

The carcass

Rubber tracks characteristics

This flat belt also contains the main steel reinforcement package that gives the track its strength, stiffness, and handling characteristics. The steel reinforcement package within the carcass usually includes several layers of steel belting – similar to that which would be employed in radial steel belted truck tires – as well as longitudinal steel cable. The purpose of the steel belting is to provide lateral stiffness, tear resistance, and proper tracking characteristics, as well as to protect the primary cable layer from impingement and damage. The purpose of the cable is to provide longitudinal tensile strength, so that the track cannot stretch (significantly) under load, or elongate over its lifetime. The cable employed is a heavy-gauge, high-tensile variety, which exhibits an ultimate elongation. Furthermore, it is treated to resist corrosion and to maximize its adhesion to the rubber substrate.

Advantages

  • Better, smoother ride
  • Maximize the distribution of load
  • Minimize the degree of penetration and compaction
  • Prohibit excessive loading on a single (or a specific group of roller wheel(s))
  • Reduce the abusive "loading" caused by the ingestion of debris

Product range

  • Paver tracks
    Paver tracks
     

    Introduced in 2004, the Trackman TZ paver track has become the standard in the industry where "smooth" performance is important.

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  • Friction drive rubber tracks
    Friction drive rubber tracks
     

    Introduced in 2010, the Trackman UltraAG track has become a favorite for those with demanding construction friction drive application.

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  • Positive drive rubber tracks
    Positive drive rubber tracks
     

    Revolutionary anti vibration technology reduces vibration, improving operator comfort in heavy pull positive drive operations

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  • Drive lug reinforcement
    Drive lug reinforcement
     

    With a 23% track service life improvement, our ARMORLUG® reinforcement technology takes positive drive applications to the next level.

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