Clark Tracks on a Ponsse Forwarder

Track Interaction with Tire

Through in depth research and development, Clark Tracks have designed tracks which achieve a fine balance – reduced track on tire slippage while preventing severe tire damage.

Every track plate has been manufactured to have an underside grouser bar, used to grip the tires surface. Where this grouser bar is lubricated - as when driving in wet peat or clay conditions - or worn due to old age, slippage between track and tire can occur. Tire slippage can also be a problem on very large, high horsepower machines which are heavily loaded and working on steep, wet ground. Where the bar is too sharp or aggressive, tire damage will occur.

As standard there is a 5  - 10mm gap between the paw and tire (design range is between 2 and 20mm depending upon track design and tire condition).