Finding the Perfect Fit: How to Identify the Correct Track Size

by Admin
Measuring The Size of Track

Identifying the correct size of a Rubber or Steel track goes a long way in ensuring you get the right track for your digger or excavator delivered to you the very first time! At we often come across customers with the same model of a digger needing different track sizes. This mainly happens due to modifications and repairs carried out on the tracking system over time. It is also possible that the manufacturer has modified the track arrangement in subsequent version of the same model, so for example a JCB digger manufactured in 2005 may have a different track arrangement compared to a digger from 2020.

Here is a straightforward guide to help you find the right track for your Digger, Excavator or Telehandler.

We normally look for following 3 measurements in order to identify the right track for your equipment.

Step 1: Measure the Track Width or Existing Tracks (if available)
If your machine already has tracks, you can measure the dimensions of the existing track width. Track width is typically measured in millimeters and is usually printed on the existing track. This information can be found in the manufacturer’s specifications or on the tracks themselves. If not, you can measure the track width by measuring the distance between the two innermost points of the track. Measure the width of the track from edge to edge.

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Step 2: Consider the Number of Links
The number of links is the total number of metal lugs that make up the track. This number should also match up with the existing track for the track to be compatible with your vehicle. If the number of links doesn’t match up, the track won’t fit.
  • Number of Links: Count the number of links in the track. Each link is a section of the track that connects to the undercarriage of your machine.
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