Skid steer loaders are gaining acceptance in the Indian market for their ability to execute a wide variety of jobs and their manoeuvrability and 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 uncompacted surfaces or loose soil, it doesn't take much for a jobsite to get slippery and unsafe. When this happens operators are forced to stop work until conditions improve.
To augment the capability of skid steer loaders, Trident has developed over-tyre-tracks (OTTs) that significantly increase traction and flotation to enable skid steer loaders operate in virtually any service environment. Trident's 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 steer loader into a tracked loader.
The special features of Trident's OTT include a hardened, high floatation profiled steel track shoe to ensure that there is no damage when operating on paved surfaces, adjustable track length to suit machines of different wheelbase lengths and easy mounting and demounting that can be done 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 tool kit, bolt-on rubber pads are also available.
These 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 and return on investment. Even in dry conditions, tracked machines will move more material in less time. With Trident OTTs, a skid steer loader can be transformed into an all-terrain and all-weather machine.
Watch OTTs in action on YouTube at https://youtu.be/oD3hXxtVJWs
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