Who knew that searching for replacement rubber tracks for your construction machinery could be so exhausting? No matter where you look, everyone is claiming to carry the top product at the best price with the longest warranty. Most of these retailers never lay a hand on the part you order because they are just marketers drop shipping from someone else. Not at Prowler!
Highly Durable, Premium Quality Rubber Track Sales
Prowler has been providing durable, high quality rubber tracks since 1998 and is considered to be one of the first aftermarket distributors in the industry.
In a highly competitive industry, we attribute our continued success to:
- Superior rubber track systems
- Quality customer service before and after the sale
- Having what our customers need, when they need it
Being at the forefront of our industry over the past 15 years has allowed us to continuously innovate and develop more efficient, longer lasting rubber tracks for Skid Steer Loaders and Mini Excavators. Because thousands of customers trust in us each year to keep their construction equipment up and running all season long, it is important that we invest in the highest quality components to make up the Prowler brand.
Components of a Premium made Rubber Track for Construction Equipment
Rubber track machines such as compact track loaders can easily maneuver over uneven terrain. Unlike wheeled skid steers, the tracks distribute the weight of the machine evenly, lowering their overall ground pressure. Because the tracks are made primarily of rubber, the internal components must be strong enough to endure the constant flexing, weather elements, abrasions, and torque generated by the machine.
So, what do you look for in a premium grade rubber track system? The four (4) major components are:
- All Virgin Rubber
- FST (Flexural Strength Technique)
- Vulcanized Rubber Coated High Tensile Continuous Steel Cables
- Solid Steel Links
It is the utmost importance that you select a manufacturer that uses 100% virgin rubber, and NOT recycled (crumb) rubber. Crumb rubber will begin to flake and split quickly once exposed to weather and stress generated by the drive system, thus reducing its service life and raising your operating cost. In addition, a premium rubber track should be made of natural rubber blended with quality synthetics. This will increase a track’s durability, and give it a much higher resistance to dry rot. Rubber tracks made from natural rubber that is not blended with synthetics will succumb to dry rot caused by sunlight and friction heat up to 3 times faster than blended rubbers.
Flexural Strength Technique (FST)
Premium quality tracks are composed of a softer compound on the inner layer of the track. This provides the necessary flexibility needed to prevent abnormal wear and tear from constant flexing and engagement with your undercarriage. The harder outer layer of the track is made of compounds with a higher durometer rating. This allows the track to withstand the constant abuse of harsh environments such as rock, dirt, mud, and abrasive surfaces.
Vulcanized Rubber Coated Cables
Embedded deep within the track you will find continuous steel cables that have been wrapped with nearly a ¼” of vulcanized rubber. This acts as a solid barrier against foreign objects that are capable of penetrating your track. This coating will help protect the steel cables from corrosion and damage despite the eventual and inevitable splits and cuts in your rubber track.
Solid Steel Links
Solid steel links, also called lugs, provide a stable rolling path for your undercarriage system. This allows the track to easily withstand the weight of your machine at maximum load as it travels across uneven terrain.
These steel links also helps provide your drive sprocket a solid grip on your track without the worry of slippage.
Internal Component Diagram
- A: High tensile steel cords which keep the track from stretching, and warping.
- B: Heavy-duty steel links acts as the skeleton of your track increasing its overall strength and durability.
- C: Vulcanized rubber wraps the inner steel cords to help protect them from deep gouges from sharp objects that may penetrate your track.
You’ll find that our products have been manufactured to meet the exact specifications of your machine’s make and model. We specialize in aftermarket products for ASV, Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Daewoo, Gehl, Hitachi, IHI, JCB, John Deere, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, Mustang, New Holland, Takeuchi, Volvo, and many others.
We’re not limited to just CTL and Mini Excavator equipment. We also carry replacement rubber tracks for Mini Dozers, Carrier Dumpers and walk behind Mini Skid Steers.
Don’t trust just anyone to provide such a vital component that controls so many aspects of the safe operation and productivity of your machine. Let Prowler be your sole provider of superior aftermarket rubber tracks for your compact construction equipment. Call or request a quote today!
Conventional Track Roller Guides
Below are the few styles of roller guides that are considered Conventional, and can only be used by rubber track systems.
Interchangeable Track Roller Guides
Below are the Interchangeable type rollers that will allow you to run both steel and rubber track systems.