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Rubber tracks

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    Marvin Zinn
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    i have a Nortrac 35XTD with steel tracks. I would like to replace the steel tracks with rubber ones. Any info on where I might find them?

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    Bob Rooks
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    The rubber track models have six track rollers per side. The steel track models have five track rollers per side. Consider this and how it will affect your performance. Aftermarket rubber tracks are available from a multitude of sources too numerous to mention (just Google rubber tracks). All you need is the length, width, and pitch. Also available from the dealers (including Northern Tool) at approximately $2,500/pair.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Marvin Zinn
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    Thanks for the info. I think I may stick with the steel tracks I have now. Done a lot of work with this little dozer. Clears a lot of land built a pond, loaded junk cars on trailers. No complaints. Excellent service from Northern Tool. Dug trenches with the backhoe and removed a lot of stumps. The only thing I am not happy with is the joystick that controls the blade. I am used to machines with 3 or 4 individual control valves. I am thinking of modifying that.

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    Bob Rooks
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    Glad to hear you’re getting good service from your dozer too.

    Surplus Center has a very wide selection of stacked valves.

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulics/Hydraulic-Valves/Stack-Valves/?page_no=1&page_length=9999

    If it’s just the aggressiveness of the hydraulics that bothers you, you can install 1/4″ orifice copper washers between the hose fittings. That tames it down.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Bob Rooks
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    And depending on the type of soil you’re operating in, don’t forget to measure your track pitch every few hundred hours to check for pin wear.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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