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Understanding Rubber Tracks

The long standing superior quality of Bridgestone tracks has been a well established fact in the OEM and replacement markets for many years.

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Track size indication

Track size is indicated by a size numbering system consisting of 5 elements. This part number is normally vulcanized on the inner surface of the track.

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How to get the most out of your Rubber Tracks

Bridgestone utilises its experience to design and test Rubber Tracks for superior performance. But to get the most out of your Rubber Tracks, you must treat them with care. We recommend the following basic guidelines in this respect:

  1. It is essential to maintain the correct tension on your tracks at all times. Check your vehicle operating manual for details.
  2. Periodically check the undercarriage components (i.e. sprocket, rollers and idler) for wear. Wear and damage of the undercarriage components can affect track performance and durability.
  3. Limit the use of your vehicle on large, sharp rocky surfaces and sharp steel edges.
  4. Avoid fast sharp turns and side slope turns.
  5. Prevent large foreign objects from becoming entangled in your undercarriage.
  6. Do not drive with track sidewall edges pressing against hard walls, curbs and other objects.
  7. If oil or a similar product gets on the track, it should be removed. Over time, oil will degrade the rubber quality.
  8. When storing your vehicle for a period of time, it should be kept indoors away from rain and direct sunlight in order to prolong the life of the Rubber Tracks.

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