BRIDGESTONE RUBBER TRACKS FOR COMPACT TRACK LOADERS
Bridgestone has developed a spiral steel cord structure which is now a technology commonly used in Bridgestone tracks used on Compact Track Loaders. This technology is now being expanded into excavator tracks. Spiral steel cord technology offers complete uniformity of tensile strength around the circumference of the track. In addition to even tension, an even distribution of traction minimizes the risk of track breakage.
Field survey data collected by Bridgestone engineers indicates that 30-40% of all track failures are linked to steel cord breakage at the overlap area.
Field survey data and market feedback confirms a significant reduction in steel cord breakage of tracks with spiral technology. Therefore spiral tracks offer enhanced reliability, longer life and lower running costs.
ANTI-RUST STEEL CORD
Bridgestone developed innovative Pro-Edge technology to minimize edge-cut damage. Pro-Edge technology is based on the combination of a rounded shape core metal edge design to avoid the build-up of stress concentrations, and additional rubber volume on both the inner and tread sides to make the track edge more durable
The development of high quality rubber compounds is one of Bridgestone's core competencies. Bridgestone has developed an Anti-Cut Rubber compound which significantly minimizes the cut damage and chunking caused by sharp objects. This increases the life of the track by reducing premature breakage.
Test data shows reduced occurrences of cut damage and chunking.
Four track designs for BRIDGESTONE compact track loader rubber tracks
Proven- industry standard for durability and longevity
Durable- Tough design work in the harshest applications
Long life- Outlast every track design in the market place
Improved traction - for better operation efficiency
Responsive -Shorter stopping distance on snow covered surfaces and Smooth turning ability with less slippage
Smooth -Softer ride performance for operator comfort
Specific tread design to create more traction. Excellent performance on snow and ice.
Responsive- Optimized rubber thickness and internal structure offer flexibility and a lighter weight allowing engine power to be used more efficiently
Powerful- Aggressive tread provides unrelenting traction. 160% more biting edges than conventional design deliver high level traction performance
Smooth- Designed with the operator in mind. Optimized tread and embed placement creates lower vibration reducing operator fatigue and improving machine life
Long lasting- Continued Tractive Effort from New until Worn
Durable- Tread design improves durability
Traction- Improved traction with tread design,Superior All-Season Traction