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Re: tracks over tires
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2020, 05:13:52 PM »
I tested 3 different size track skidsteers before I bought this machine , with the chains on it I had not much trouble today . Guys you have to remember Im in Canada and with all this Covid stuff its pretty hard to get stuff you would normally get and if it comes from the USA its tough still to get . Once I move a couple miles either way I should be ok , the sand will have a touch of clay in it 

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2020, 09:06:33 PM »
What made you choose the one you did?  Just curious.
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2020, 10:13:27 PM »
I have a set of steel Grouser tracks for on my Gehl 6635.   The rubber is completely worn off the pads so they are 100% steel now.   ;D       The work fine in mud, which I had lots of at the farm.    The tracks tear up the ground.  Kind of like driving a rototiller.   :D    As already mention on snow and ice they are worthless and dangerous.   Several times I've slid sideways down sloped ground without any control.   Two years ago I slid into the front of my newly build steel garage/shop.   It wasn't pretty.     Shortly after that I took them off and don't use them now.     I was going to replace the pads but Grouser wants almost $2k just for those.  :o    I'll probably end up selling the tracks one of these just so they are out of my way.
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2020, 08:34:04 AM »
My Bobcat/Groýser steel tracks have a series of square 1/2" holes for studs they sell for ice. They looked pretty extreme so I used 1/2" carriage bolts with the heads out and it worked. Not great traction but it didn't just slip uncontrollable any more. Now I have chains for ice and snow and the tracks go on in the spring.
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2020, 04:33:09 PM »
I choose this machine cause of these things , First and most important to me is I have a very good dealer and he is pretty big . I can phone him at any time and get stuff fixed or if I have a small job a couple hours from my own skid steer he will just send one of their rentals for me to use . Next is this machine does not use any DEF fluid so I like that, this machine has cushion boom on it and is the smoothest riding machine I have ever driven. The T 650 they sent with this machine rode alot rougher . The S650 I had worked very well but Im always pushing its limits on lifting, I cut alot of longer timber logs that are quite heavy so the S740 does lift them easier . This machine has the bigger 3.4 litre engine in it . It does have more grunt but does burn more fuel. I think its got every option on it that it can have, There is no 75 inch flat screen or micro wave in it thou lol . I have been doing ok with the ice tire chains on it now

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2020, 06:39:55 PM »
As long as your happy. Thatís what matters. Dealers.  Iím 75 miles from one. He is 3k higher in price. The other dealer is 240 miles away. 3k less.  If Iím getting a new machine Iím not expecting anything big to go wrong. Iíll go with the 3k savings. Ive done it more than once. 

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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »
I traded my S650 in and the dealer gave me more than I paid for it brandnew and thats no BS, they treat me very well . One thing I do wish is they had a door like a Kubota , if my boom is not all the way down Im not getting out the front door 


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