There is a multitude of factors to consider when renting an excavator. This includes variables like attachments and swing options. Another factor is the type of excavator tracks, in which you have between steel and rubber tracks to select from. Which of the two is better?
Steel Track Pros and Cons
Steel tracks are way more durable and hold up better under rigorous conditions. This is definitely so when working on hard and sharp surfaces. Steel is also more resistant to chemical exposure.
Steel also provides superior traction on muddy floors. The tracks have a firmer "bite" that enables them to grip onto loose surfaces. Rubber tracks, on the other hand, are susceptible to spinning when moving over muddy and wet terrain. Steel is also slacker than rubber, enabling it to expel gravel and other debris.
Unfortunately, for operators, operating an excavator with steel tracks might be more uncomfortable. Steel tracks lead to more jarring, which can contribute to operator error and fatigue. Steel tracks also emit more noise, leading to more noise pollution.
Rubber Tracks Pros and Cons
Rubber can conform to uneven surfaces, and they’re also lighter. This makes them the recommended option if you need an excavator in the later phases of a construction project. The rubber tracks can move over the recently completed landscape without inducing damage to the concrete or pavement. Should you plan on eventually buying your own excavator, rubber is more economical than steel.
Rubber, however, is vulnerable to chemical damage. Even contact with oil and grease can cause wear and tear. As a result, this track requires more maintenance.
We Provide Steel and Rubber Excavator Tracks Near Covington
Active Excavator Rentals can help you decide between a steel or rubber excavator track based on your project needs. In addition, we provide a number of breakers and hoe packs. Come by and see our inventory of excavators with both steel and rubber tracks.
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