Over the tire tracks for Skid Steer Loaders

30 July 18

Skid steers loaders are well accepted for their ability to execute a wide variety of jobs and their maneuverability & compact dimensions.

While these work well on hard, paved surfaces, if service conditions are marshy, muddy or sandy, all tyred equipment including skid steer loaders lose traction or start spinning and ultimately get bogged down. At times a crane may be required to extricate a stranded machine.

In wet weather, if the machine is working on un-compacted surfaces or loose soil, it doesn’t take much for a jobsite to get slippery & unsafe. When this happens operators are forced to stop work until conditions improve.

To augment the capability of skid steer loaders, over-tyre-tracks (OTTs) are developed to significantly increase traction and flotation and enable skid steer loaders operate in virtually any service environment. OTT consists of pivotally; interconnected reinforced steel segments that are looped over the tyres and the open ends are fastened to make an endless track chain/belt thus providing tracked mobility with high flotation, usually within an hour. OTTs thus bridge the gap between wheeled and tracked mobility by converting the wheeled skid loader into a tracked loader.

The OTT’s are made from abrasion resistant hardened steel that is formed into a high floatation profiled to ensure that there is no damage when operating on paved surfaces. The track length can be adjusted to suit machines of different wheelbases and mounting/demounting can be done easily and quickly on site. The robust steel construction also provides a high degree of damage protection to the tyres. Optional accessories such as wheel spacers, mounting assistance toolkit, bolt-on rubber pads are also available.

OTTs help skid steer operators work in conditions that they normally couldn’t work in at a modest cost, thus increasing their efficiency, productivity, profitability & return on investment. Even in dry conditions, tracked machines will move more material in less time making it an all-terrain & all-weather machine.