My team is designing our drive train and we are having trouble finding budget friendly tank tread that won’t slip off it’s wheel base. All the in-stock treads on AndyMark seem to have a smooth side that is supposed to somehow grip the drive wheel and not slip off.
We don’t have a set budget, but we want to keep the price reasonable. $500 is way too much for tread.
Any suggestions for tread will help.
Our team is facing a similar problem. We do not want to work with the Andymark tread as we are afraid of slippage. We have found a site (http://www.tankchain.com/) that carries something that we think that we can work with, but it is $40 per foot. For what we are thinking this is $520 we would rather not spend. If anyone has any other options they would be highly appreciated.
For your consideration, I present the following: http://www.rctankcombat.com/articles/track-systems/
Mind you, I do not have any experience with any of these methods.
The only tread Andymark sells that is specifically designed for use as a tank tread is the Rhino belt. All other treads are meant to go over wheel rims to be used as regular, though very grippy, circular wheels.