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Old 08-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Welding Spikes On Band Tracks

Well im in sweden at the moment at a college for 3 weeks doing some machinery operation, but as its easter the college is shut for 4 days so me and the other lad are the only people hear, we got handed the keys to the workshop and a mazda pick up and had a productive weekend welding new spikes on a forwarders band tracks (along with making a new towing eye for a diesel bowser but thats another thread ). Just got in now after taking the second set of tracks to the wood and putting them on, got the other set to put on first thing in the morn, then give them a good test in the wood
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Nice job mate, looks awsome!!! wish i could do the course your on!!
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Re: Welding Spikes On Band Tracks

Nice although those tracks look a little slack. Those little spikes make a massive difference. As do those wider eco tracks you've got there.
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Tidy work you must be loving it.
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yeah there a bit slack.....the guy i work for just bought a nice new pair of shiny tracks, grouzers there called beast of track set him back a few pennys lol
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Re: Welding Spikes On Band Tracks

cheers guys! yeah i am loving it! its awesome.

Yeah they do seem a little slack but to be honest the tracks are pretty worn, a lot of wear in all the link pins and the old spikes have been worn pretty fairish!
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Great photos Ace..i bet that machine is unstoppable with the spikes on now
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Re: Welding Spikes On Band Tracks

Stupid question but do they really make that much difference? well guess they do otherwise you wouldn't do it but can you feel a difference in the machine?
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wish my welding looked that neat and tidy.
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Re: Welding Spikes On Band Tracks

cheers for the comments guys!

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Stupid question but do they really make that much difference? well guess they do otherwise you wouldn't do it but can you feel a difference in the machine?
from what little expirence i have had using them, yeah they do, they seem to make the machine more stable, before we welded these on the spikes were really worn down, so only time will tell how it compares with these spikes. Give it a good test tomorow. They also dont make as much mess in the woods compared to just tyres.

EDIT: sorry man misread your question, thought you ment about the band tracks in general, i'll find out tomorow how much of a difference the spikes make

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wish my welding looked that neat and tidy.
thanks man! me and the other lad over here with me are both keen welders, hes the MIG man, which i cannot do in the slightest, and im the stick man, which he ent to clever with. He tacked them all on in the right places with mig, then i powered on with the stick

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