where to buy treads?

what is a good place to buy treads?
few years ago we (555) had bad experiences with brek-o-flex (took way to long to get to us) and we need a good, fast place to buy some

look in the mcmaster catalog for “incline conveyor belting”

You can always use a timing belt belt flipped over.

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?p=204267#post204267

We used a belts and delrin pulleys from a company called
FN Sheppard.

For tanks you could look in at an industrial suply store for items like chian that have flanges on them or look in a catalog for something like that.

we’ve used a setup like that for one our battlebots but has yet to be seen on any of our first robots yet.

You cant have metal touching the ground though, so that wouldnt work.

Cory

They look really nice, but a tad bit expensive for our team.

http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_treads.html

For tanks you could look in at an industrial suply store for items like chian that have flanges on them or look in a catalog for something like that.
Look here for ansi attachmetn chain discussion that I recently had

we’ve never had a problem with brek-o-flex donno what you mean they take to long to get?

There have been problems in the past that if too many orders are put in to them, there is a good chance that your order could get backordered. In one case I’ve heard about at team a few years ago that ordered from them and recieved their extra parts a month and a half later. Basically what they are saying, order quickly and order plenty of extras…

o alright i know we get a pair mabey two pairs at the beginning of build season then we order a pair more like 3 weeks in two it and we have always gotten ours just when we expected to get them. only problem is they break to easy :smiley:

We’ve never had anyproblems with our reversed timing belt method, although the screws in it did chew up the floor of our robotics room.