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Durable Track System

Bobcat® compact track loaders feature the industry’s toughest forged steel idlers, steel imbed tracks and  better-protected hydraulic hoses and drive motors. For you, each of these features contributes to long-lasting durability, less maintenance and better uptime protection.

Feature Details

Better Wear And Protection Of Components

Drive motors and hydraulic hoses on Bobcat compact track loaders

Unlike other compact track loader suspension systems, Bobcat drive motors and hydraulic hoses are solid-mounted. Hoses are better protected from snags, vibrations and rubbing during operation. Bobcat drive motor hoses are intentionally hidden so they're not exposed to normal debris, such as mud and sticks that are kicked up during operation. Better protection of these hoses means more uptime for you.

Forged Steel Idlers

Drive motors and hydraulic hoses on Bobcat compact track loaders

Steel idlers guide and support the track around the ends of the undercarriage:

  • Front idlers absorb shock loads and are part of a simple system, which helps maintain track tension.
  • Dual flange front idlers provide a smoother ride and better operator comfort.
  • The forged steel is much more durable than rubber because it will not wear as easily or chunk out.
  • They are permanently sealed and lubricated and require no routine maintenance.

Steel Imbed Tracks

Our tracks are tougher out of necessity of keeping downtime to a minimum. Custom-made and built for the longest-possible service life, these durable rubber tracks feature three main components that make them better than simple Kevlar-coated rubber tracks or other steel tracks.

Bobcat tracks utilize internal steel cables, similar to steel belted radial tires, which provide a strong base. Unlike 100 percent rubber tracks, these cables do not stretch, minimizing the need (or frequency) to tension the tracks allowing you to stay on the job longer.

Steel imbeds guide and support the center of the track when engaging the drive sprocket. This adds durability and greatly increases the amount of torque the track can withstand from the drive sprocket. When the tracks can withstand more torque, it means you are able to increase the pushing force of the machine.

Special rubber compound is molded around the cables and imbeds to produce a strong, continuous rubber track, reducing fatigue and cracking. The offset C-pattern track design provides the best combination of both floatation and traction.

How To Choose

Understand Track Pattern Options

With the right track pattern, you can match your track to your work conditions. Multiple patterns are available in our parts catalog, including C-Pattern, Multi-Bar Lug, and Non-Marking Turf tracks