With Trackman® from Continental, you get more traction for your business. In addition to our expertise in rubber track development, we provide related rubber track components: rubberized drive, idler and roller wheels, as well as elastomeric suspension mounts and other undercarriage elements. We offer a wide range of rubberized track and components for almost every application, as well as custom applications.
In general, flexible rubber tracks are composed of three major components: the carcass, the tread lugs, and the guide and/or drive lugs. The carcass is the heart of the track, and is composed of several different rubber compounds, each of which is designed to perform a particular function (such as to promote adhesion, or to resist wear, cutting, chunking, etc.).
We have manufactured rubber tracks for agricultural tractors since 1992. Leading the way in performance and durability, our tracks are engineered and built to withstand the most treacherous field conditions. In addition to rubber tracks, we supply various associated undercarriage components to many of our customers, including:
- Rubberized drive, idler and roller wheels
- Elastomeric suspension mounts
- Track installation fixtures
- Other specialized rubber components
This flat belt also contains the main steel reinforcement package that gives the track its strength, stiffness, and handling characteristics. The steel reinforcement package within the carcass usually includes several layers of steel belting – similar to that which would be employed in radial steel belted truck tires – as well as longitudinal steel cable. The purpose of the steel belting is to provide lateral stiffness, tear resistance, and proper tracking characteristics, as well as to protect the primary cable layer from impingement and damage. The purpose of the cable is to provide longitudinal tensile strength, so that the track cannot stretch (significantly) under load, or elongate over its lifetime. The cable employed is a heavy-gauge, high-tensile variety, which exhibits an ultimate elongation. Furthermore, it is treated to resist corrosion and to maximize its adhesion to the rubber substrate.
- Better, smoother ride
- Maximize the distribution of load
- Minimize the degree of penetration and compaction
- Prohibit excessive loading on a single (or a specific group of roller wheel(s))
- Reduce the abusive "loading" caused by the ingestion of debris