Terra-Lite TL 95 on a Ponsse Forestry Machine

Driving with Tracks

Tracks increase machine stability, offer increased traction and flotation. However, in order to obtain maximum advantages from using tracks, the following points should be duly observed:

  • The correct track must be selected for each task, considering ground conditions, machine size and type, tire type and size to which the tracks will be fitted, driver experience and working practices

  • Tracks must be correctly fitted and tensioned

  • Tires must be inflated to correct working pressure - usually maximum permitted tire pressure

  • Tracks should not hit or foul the machine bodywork

  • Special note should be made of tracks which have worn anti-skid spikes.

  • These spikes prevent lateral sliding of tracks, particularly on side slopes and should be replaced when worn.