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Concrete tearout & tracked skids??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by In2toys, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Looked at a Kubota sv75 today & wondered how the tracks hold up to running over concrete chunks. A lot of the work I do is tear out & I'm always running over a chunk in the wrong place. I can see riding on top of one & sliding off & tearing the track... Or rebar... I run flat free Mcclarens know so don't really care about those issues, but that would have to change if I went with tracked machine. Any of you concrete guys running tracked skids?
  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Yep we do. We don't run over broken concrete though because along with it ruining tracks it's also a great way to destroy the undercarriage. We have a rule when it comes to running stuff over, if it's not snow, dirt or gravel you better not be on it.
  3. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Running over broken concrete isn't as bad as it might sound, just be careful and use your head. We run a T180 with a breaker and have never broken a track yet on concrete. Watch out for the sharp mountain size pieces and you'll be fine.
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    We do a lot of remove & replace work. Most of the time we use a track machine. Never had any problems.
  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,918

    Remove old Asphalt and replace it with Salt resistant Concrete right???....:salute:
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Yes...resistant to hungry salt even.
  7. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    thanks for the input guys. It'd be an owner operator type situation, so easier to control... Not sure what I'm going to do yet.
  8. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Once you own a track machine, you won't look back!
  9. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Well, won't look back unless your plowing snow!