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Re: Tank Drive materials?

Back in 2010 and previous years Team 997 used to use tank treads quite a bit. We used the belts from Brecoflex for the treads. These are not cheap. They are essentially the same as the AM treads mentioned before.

I will give you a piece of advice. If you are using treads because you can't navigate your terrain using wheels, then it is possible that it will be too rough for simple treads and you will need to use something more reliable (like chain or true belting). Be careful in under-specifying your drive system, It could come back to haunt you later.

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Re: Tank Drive materials?

ok out of the box thinking... are you in urban or rural area, Snow mobile tread, or snow blower tread if you can modify design to meet existing spec..

if in rural area, stores like fleet farm, farm fleet, tractor supply, often have "belts" that with some modification can be deigned on to tread depending on how wide and purpose.

If need more robust attach a car timing belt as the "tread" on the belt...

good luck
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