New feature on DEKK Bolt On Pads

DEKK Bolt-On rubber pads have always performed at optimum levels on excavators, skid steers and crawler carrier machines.

The rubber pads reduce the surface damage caused by steel tracks, provide greater strength and wear resistance, reduce machine vibration & noise and minimise the occurrence of pad flex and delamination, providing a proven solution for your machines improved performance.

DEKK  Bolt-On pads are now fitted with domed nuts to ensure the threads remain clean and undamaged making the job of removing and installing the pads quick and easy.

The domed nut also help to protect the pad bolt from excessive damage whilst in operation and as a result help to extend the operating life of the pads and your machine.

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In addition to the secure box packaging all of our rubber pads are supplied in, each set of bolt-on pads have the domed nuts secured to the pad bolts to avoid nuts and washers being lost.

All this is available to our customers at no additional cost. Along with our 12 month warranty on all DEKK rubber pads, our guarantee that they will fit your machine or your money back and our 5% off price beat guarantee, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better range of rubber pads on the market.

For more information on the range of Bolt-On rubber pads DEKK supplies call 1300 335 528 or email sales@dekktrack.com.au.

 

 

New Rubber Pad Brochures Now Available

We have released our newly updated DEKK Rubber Pad Technical Specification brochures for all your technical info on our range of Chain-On, Bolt-On and Clip-On pads.

The brochures include information on sizing, installation, benefits and features to help make the decision process a lot easier for our customers when choosing the right pad for your machine.

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New pad tread patterns have also been introduced to improve performance and traction out in the field.

For more information on our range of rubber pads or to place an order call 1300 335 528 or sales@dekktrack.com.au

Rubber Pad Maintenance Guide

There are some easy steps you can take to help extend the life of your rubber pads and the maximise performance of you excavator, skid steer or crawler carrier machine.

 

Step 1: Ensure you are using the correct rubber pads for your machine and application.

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Step 2: Clean your pads after each use by removing dirt and debris.

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Step 3: Check that all pad bolts are fastened to the correct tension on your pads and tighten if required.

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Step 4: Check your pads for wear and tear before use and replace if required.

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If you have any questions regarding any of the above steps please feel free to contact one of our customer support team members who will be able to assist. You can contact them on 1300 335 528 or sales@dekktrack.com.au.

 

 

60% Off Rubber Pads Sale*

DEKK is running a 60% Off Sale on a select range of Excavator Clip-On Rubber Pads*. The Clip-on rubber pads are suited to JCB, Hyundai & Euromach excavator machines.

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*While stocks last. 60% Off Sale is only available on the Clip-On Pads listed above.

DEKK’s Clip-On Pads are used with grouser plates that have not been pre-drilled and incorporate bolt tightening clips for fixing over the ends of the grouser plate.

If you would like to purchase the rubber pads below or require more information, click on the rubber pad you’re interested in or call 1300 335 528 or email sales@dekktrack.com.au.

Spend $500 during October for a Free DEKK Pen

*** This promotion has now ended. ***

We’ve got a great new promotion during the month of October, whereby if you spend $500 or more on any DEKK rubber tracks or pads you’ll receive your very own All-in-one DEKK pen.

In addition we still have our Win a Yamaha Motorcycle promotion running till November, so if you also purchase a set of DEKK tracks or pads you’ll receive an automatic entry into the draw for a chance to win the motorcycle.

The DEKK All-in-one pen comes complete with spirit level, ruler (cm/inches), screwdriver (flathead/phillips) and stylus.

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To place an order on rubber tracks or pads call us direct  on 1300 335 528 or email sales@dekktrack.com.au.

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Note: Promotion has now ended.

 

Natural vs Synthetic Rubber in Rubber Tracks and Pads

What is Rubber and Latex?

And how is it used in Rubber Tracks and Rubber Pads?

This is about to get confusing, but we have made the explanation as black and white as possible.

Latex and Rubber are not the same thing.

Before synthetic latex rubber was produced as early as the 1930’s there was no confusion over the terms ‘latex’, ‘processed natural rubber’ and ‘natural rubber latex’. They were all the same.

These days, synthetic rubbers are made of similar physical and chemical properties as natural rubber latex. The confusion has come about because synthetic versions of rubber have coined the name ‘latex’.

So, you can get natural or synthetic latex rubber. Unfortunately many people use the terms interchangeably so it can be hard to distinguish between the different forms of rubber.

Here are some rubber definitions:

Latex

The word latex does not refer to natural rubber latex by itself. Latex is actually any polymer in a water based liquid or viscous state. For example latex paint.

Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)

This is the white sap that is drawn from Rubber Trees. It is in a sticky, white liquid state until it’s processed.

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NRL gets dried (vulcanised) so that it is easily transportable and stored in bales. This dried NRL is then compounded with processing aids to be made in to the rubber products you use every day.

The physical properties are similar to NRL but differs due to the compounding and vulcanising processes.

Synthetic Rubber

Synthetic Rubber is man-made and can be produced so that impurities and physical and chemical properties can be tailored to specific needs.

Obviously, synthetic rubber has similar physical and chemical properties to Natural Rubber and is perfect for people with latex allergies (This is much more important in the medical industry than rubber tracks. E.g. Latex gloves).

Comparing Natural and Synthetic Rubber in Rubber Tracks and Pads

Natural Rubber – Benefits

  • High tensile strength – Natural rubber does hold shape and is more flexible.
  • Tear Resistant – Natural Rubber resists against tearing and chips.

So summed up, Natural Rubber in Rubber Tracks does provide you with superior strength and tear resistance which ultimately results in longer lasting tracks. And that is the most important factor when it comes to buying rubber tracks.  The next question is, why all rubber tracks aren’t made from 100% natural rubber? Well that’s because of the following reasons:

Natural Rubber – Drawbacks

  • It’s expensive
  • Traction performance – Natural rubber doesn’t perform too well in wet traction surfaces. Which isn’t ideal for wet and muddy job sites.
  • Rolling Resistance – Not very good at reducing rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is associated with friction and can assist with fuel consumption.
  • It is affected by temperature – In warmer temperatures natural rubber may flex and mold.

Synthetic Rubber – Benefits

  • The cost advantage – Natural rubber is more expensive
  • Reliable – Has more constant quality so it can be more reliable.
  • It’s temperature resistant – A common synthetic rubber used in the production of tires and conveyer belts is Styrene Butadiene Rubber. This can tolerate temperatures between -40 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius.
  • It’s tailored – Producers can tailor synthetic rubber characteristics for specific performance needs. For example, Formula 1 tyres vs truck tyres.

Right, so now synthetic rubber is looking pretty good too.

Synthetic Rubber – Drawbacks

  • Environmental impact – It’s a derivative of crude oil. So this means two things. It’s not great for the environment and the price of synthetic rubber is strongly correlated with oil prices.
  • It’s not exactly the same – Natural rubber is best at what it does and that’s difficult to replicate perfectly.

So what rubber is best for Rubber Tracks?

The last thing we want to do is discredit the importance of Natural or Synthetic rubber quantities in the use of Rubber Tracks and Rubber Pads. Essentially both forms have got their advantages and disadvantages, which are generally offset by each other.

From what we can tell, it is important that whatever Rubber Track, Rubber Pad or Tyre you’re buying has a degree of natural rubber content due to its really important benefits. So all of the claims you see from suppliers are all true.

Conversely, synthetic rubber is getting itself a bad rep when there doesn’t seem to be much wrong with it.

The practicality of synthetic rubber means that it can compensate for the drawbacks of natural rubber by changing the chemical characteristics in any batch. This makes it pretty important in the production of quality rubber tracks.

Ultimately, the combined amount of Synthetic or Natural rubber latex in your rubber tracks and rubber pads probably won’t dramatically affect the wear life. It is important that your tracks have a percentage of natural rubber in them, but keep in mind that the synthetic rubber used is chemically designed for the job at hand.

Other factors such as the continuous steel cording and the on-site maintenance of the rubber tracks will more likely have a larger effect on their wear rate.

For more information on our range of DEKK Rubber Tracks & Pads call 1300 335 528 or email sales@dekktrack.com.au.

Win a Yamaha Motorcycle Promotion Has Ended

 

The popular “Win a Yamaha Motorcycle” Promotion will be ending soon, so you’ll need to be quick and purchase your set of DEKK Rubber Tracks or Pads to avoid missing out on the chance to win a 2018 Yamaha Motorcycle worth over $11,000.

All you need to do to enter is buy any set of DEKK Rubber Tracks or Rubber Pads before the promotion ends, to get an automatic entry into the draw to win the Yamaha YZ250FJ Motorcycle, valued at over $11,000.

 

To help make your buying decision even easier you can choose from our full range of excavator, skid steer and crawler carrier rubber tracks and rubber pads, which are guaranteed to fit your machine or your money back. All tracks & pads include our standard 12-month Full Replacement Warranty and our excavator rubber tracks include the “industry first”, 24-month Full Replacement Warranty.

 

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The promotion starts on March 19, 2018 and ends on November 13, 2018 with the winner being announced shortly after.

For more information on our “Win a Yamaha Motorcycle” promotion visit our promotion page or call 1300 355 528 to speak to one of our customer support team.

 

 

Customer Support for DEKK Rubber Tracks & Pads

DEKK Rubber Tracks & Pads have an experienced and dedicated team of professionals, who can provide you with extensive technical and product knowledge on all aspects of rubber tracks and rubber pads, from what track or pad will best suit your machine and application to maintenance tips on how to get the most out of your tracks and pads.

With a huge range of tracks and pads to choose from all designed and manufactured to suit leading OEM brands from CAT, Kubota, Takeuchi, ASV, Terex and Morooka, you’ll be sure to find what you need and if it’s not in stock our team will make sure we can get it in for you as quickly as possible to help minimise any downtime.

Require your tracks and pads next day, no problem. All you need to do is contact our team before 3pm (AEST) time to ensure we have them in stock and we’ll organise same day dispatch through our network of delivery companies across Australia. Should we not be able to dispatch the tracks or pads same day due to unforeseen circumstances we’ll let you know at the time and organise the next best option to suit your needs to avoid any inconvenience.

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Not quite sure what style of rubber pad will best suit your application? Send us an email, call direct or simply drop into your nearest branch and a team member will be able to discuss in detail whether a Clip-on, Bolt-on or Chain-on rubber pad is the way to go.

The DEKK team can be contacted for sales and technical support by email, telephone, a site visit from our team or you can drop in at one of our branches and speak to our customer support team in person.

Free DEKK Beanie Offer

To keep you warm during the winter months, while your operating your excavator, skid steer or crawler machine, we’re giving away a DEKK Beanie FREE with all DEKK Rubber Tracks or Rubber Pads sold (While stocks last).

To take advantage of the offer all you need to do is purchase any DEKK Rubber Tracks or Pads and provide us with an address so that we can post it out to you FREE.

The giveaway is only available while stocks last, so be quick to avoid missing out.

Our range of DEKK rubber tracks & pads have been designed to suit leading OEM machine brands such as Kubota, Takeuchi, ASV, Terex, CAT, Bobcat, Case, Morooka, Yanmar, Komatsu & Trelleborg.

Visit www.dekktrack.com.au to view our range of quality designed and manufactured rubber tracks & pads and place your order today!

 

 

New DEKK Company Profile Brochure now available

 

DEKK has released its new Company Profile Brochure, which will give customers a great overview of who DEKK Rubber Tracks & Pads are, what we do, how we do and where we are located.

It will highlight our key product offerings and capabilities from same day dispatch to our product development process.

Feel free to download a copy to peruse and if you require further information you can contact one of our Customer Support Team members on 1300 335 528 or email sales@dekktrack.com.au.

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Rubber Track Installation Guide

 

To replace your old rubber tracks and fit new ones to your machine, follow this easy step by step installation guide. You will require at least two people to safely and correctly perform the installation.

 

Step 1: Remove the grease fitting using a wrench/adjustable spanner.  Step down onto the bottom of the track to collapse the idler, releasing the track tension. Inspect the grease fitting and replace if required.

 

Step 2: Apply downward force to the front blade of your machine, until the front of the rubber track moves upwards. To lift the other end of the track upwards, rotate the boom to the opposite side and lift. The track should now be suspended.

 

Step 3: For safety reasons place a heavy-duty jack underneath the undercarriage, to avoid the machine collapsing causing injury.

 

Step 4: Manually remove one end of the track from the sprocket teeth. If this is not possible start the machine and slowly move it forward as someone then uses a pry bar to remove the track from the sprocket teeth.

 

Step 5: Pull the track away from the machine and lift it off using a forklift. When the rubber track has been removed inspect the undercarriage for any sign of damage or wear. Clean and remove any excess dirt and debris.

 

Step 6: Move the new rubber track into position beside the machine. Hook the track onto the sprocket teeth at the back of the machine.

 

Step 7: Have someone push the track forward, whilst you use the pry bar to align the front of the track into position on the front idler.

 

Step 8: Once fitted move the machine forwards and backwards a few times to ensure the track has been installed correctly and there are no obstructions.

 

Step 9: Raise the boom to lower the rear of the track to the floor gently. Lift the blade to lower the front of the track back down to the ground.

 

Step 10: Your machine is now ready to operate.

For more information on rubber track installation or to purchase a new set of Rubber Tracks call us on  1300 335 528 or email us on sales@dekktrack.com.au.

 

What Information do I need when buying a rubber track?

Simple…

Either your track size or your machine make and model

Your track size or track number

This is commonly found stamped on the inside of every rubber track.Don’t be alarmed if the supplier you have chosen has a different number on the quote they send you, however if you are unsure, ask them to confirm because the size must be the same.

Your machine model and make

If you can’t find your track number or your not in a position to check it, then no problem. Simply tell us your machine make  (Bobcat, Hyundai, Terex, Komatsu etc) and the model (Robex 15-5, TC 50, RC 80, PT 30 etc). and we will give you the tracks guaranteed to fit.

Just be sure to take special care when reading the model. some model number are so close but the tracks do not interchange.

CAT 303C CR uses a 90 Link Rubber Track

CAT 303 CR uses an 84 Link Rubber Track

So, using the example above it could be quite easy for the incorrect track to be supplied without the proper information being provided. When in doubt, have a closer look at the compliance plate on your machine which will have the full machine model number.

Confirm your required quantity

This one seems a bit obvious, but it’s still crucial. Do you need one rubber track or both?

There is a massive amount of information that you can find out about the rubber tracks your buying for your mini excavator, skid steer loader or even your dumper. It’s important to know the configuration, the pitch, the rubber compound and even the steel used in the internal cord.

Any reputable rubber track distributor will have this information listed on their website and brochures and be able to tell you over the phone.

Give us a call today on 1300 335 528 and we will be more than happy to tell you what to look for in a real rubber track.