Camso launches steel OTT tracks for skid steers

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Camso is expanding its product offering beyond rubber with the launch of its new steel over-the-tire (OTT) track solution.

The addition of Camso’s skid steer product line complements its established offering of OEM and aftermarket skid steer tires, CTL tracks and rubber OTT tracks.

“Traditionally, Camso has offered rubber products, but we know our customers are looking for more than that. They’re in the market for off-the-road solutions. It’s our job to deliver high-performing products, whatever the application calls for,” said Andy Gaffney, product line manager of Construction Tracks at Camso.

The introduction of a steel product allows Camso distributors to offer the widest range of tracks, according to the company. Camso believes a steel OTT product is ideal if an application call for a track solution, but the user is unable to use a Compact track loader.

“Compact track loaders are becoming increasingly popular and although our steel OTT track won’t change your rubber-tire machine into a tracked machine, it will improve a skid steer’s traction, mobility and performance in extreme muddy applications when users need it,” Gaffney said.

While all OTT attachments are designed to enhance skid steer traction and flotation, usually for short-term applications, rubber and steel tracks add distinctive qualities to the machine’s capabilities.

Camso’s new steel OTT tracks are ideal for severe traction needs: on muddy terrain, muskeg or climbing over rock. The steel tread bars also have the cutting-edge operators need when working on heavy ice surfaces or on slopes.

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“Our steel OTT tracks have been designed with wide voids between the tread bars, which makes clean-out very easy. And, of course, the steel construction is more wear-resistant than any rubber product,” Gaffney said.

“We would normally recommend our rubber OTT tracks for work on softer surfaces such as snow, sand or turf as they minimize ground disturbance. They truly are the most versatile track, because you can also run them anywhere including hard surfaces, such as asphalt or concrete.”

Camso’s steel OTT tracks allow a wide range of adjustment and tensioning, making them as close as possible to a one size fits all option. The company will offer its steel OTT tracks in 25 cm and 30.5 cm widths made to fit most skid steer loaders running conventional R4 tires.

“An owner or operator can install these tracks in less than an hour,” Gaffney said. “You can quickly remove or adjust OTT links to fit the wheelbase, easily tensioning the track for 1 inch to 3 inches of sag. We feel the quick change and ease of installation will be attractive to get the user back to work in no time to maximize productivity.”