Rubber Tracks and Sprockets

CD, we got an new off-season project with our team we are planning to build a machine moving with rubber tracks like a tank. Apperently we have lack of experience with that kind of materials.


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We use rubber tracks from a brand named Tagex model 180x72x35
dimensions stands for:
Width-180mm
Chain Pitch-72mm
Teeth Count-35
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we are trying to move this with an sprocket like other machines using this track
but we didn’t figure it out yet. What kind of sprocket should we use . thanks for everythink already :slight_smile:

My first question before anything else is - Is this meant to be for practicing for an upcoming FRC season, or some other side project? I’m assuming/hoping it is just a side project.

As for running these tracks, you’d need to find or make your pulleys such as these https://www.andymark.com/products/20-tooth-track-drive-pulley

Those are used with this system: https://www.andymark.com/products/raptor-track-drive

The same company you bought the tracks from should sell the pulleys too.

3d printed sprockets shpuld work well at thos size.
Turning performamce/torque is a big issue with treads. Your non-engaging surface will help that.

Reach out to the company and ask them what profile they use for the pulley. You should be able to convert that into a 3d print or machined part.

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