Track weight?

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hydrogeo
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Track weight?

Post by hydrogeo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:23 am

Anybody know what a set of 5 roller tracks weigh?

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Re: Track weight?

Post by hydrogeo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:58 am

A quick Google search found a post from 2012 that says 600lbs per track. Sound right? Trying to figure out if I can carry a set of 5 roller tracks in my Chevy Colorado, or if I need to bring the one ton.

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Re: Track weight?

Post by Lavoy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:30 pm

With pads 1500 lbs or more, without pads, about 600, maybe less.
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Stan Disbrow
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Re: Track weight?

Post by Stan Disbrow » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:33 am

Hi,

Last time we carted 420 5-roller tracks with 12" snow pads we used a 3/4 ton pickup and it was down quite a bit in the back end. So, I would choose to use the 1-ton truck myself.

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Re: Track weight?

Post by hydrogeo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 am

Thanks, I took the one ton and I'm glad, they would have been too mich for my little truck. Now have a decent set of spare tracks and a nice set of sprockets.

One track will need a couple pins and bushings but the other looks good. The rails are almost 1/4" higher than the ones I have on now.

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Re: Track weight?

Post by Stan Disbrow » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:39 am

Hi,

Sounds like a worthwhile trip. A quarter inch doesn't sound like much when you first say it, but once you think about how they work, it is quite a bit. :)

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Have: '58 JD 420c 5-roller w/62 inside manual blade
Have: '78 JD350C w/6310 outside manual blade
Useta Have: '68 JD350, '51 Terratrac GT-25
Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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Re: Track weight?

Post by hydrogeo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:14 am

Agreed. Tracks werent quite as nice as I was hoping but the price was decent enough. Need to stretch them out tonight and get a wear measurement. Bushings show almost no external wear but pads have some side to side slop.

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