The unique anti-vibration qualities of Astrak’s TerraTrack Plus rubber track system ensures the smooth running of track rollers and offers increased operator comfort.
Earlier this year we shared two videos over social media that demonstrated the anti-vibration technology and the reduction in noise that comes with it in a fun and admittedly amateur way.
After seeing the amazing reaction we had to these videos we decided to call in an independent technical measurement company to more accurately compare the qualities of standard tracks with TerraTrack Plus.
James Fisher Testing Services (JFTS) provides inspection, testing, and monitoring services to some of Europe’s leading manufacturing and engineering firms and were well ideally placed to accurately record results of vibration and sound level testing.
The chosen machine for testing was a recently serviced Takeuchi TB230 mini-excavator and the arena for the tests was a former aircraft hanger located in Fife, Scotland.
JFTS chose to use an Instantel Micromate vibration and noise monitor paired with a calibrated geophone which was secured in the cabin of the vehicle under the operator’s footrest and a microphone which was secured as closely as possible to the machine’s undercarriage.
Several measured runs were made and recorded with the machine running on both sets of tracks with consistency being maintained throughout each.
The diagram shown displays vibration measurements taken across the undercarriage of the machine during tracking. The figures clearly show that TerraTrack Plus tracks reduce the vibration endured by both machine and operator by an amazing 38%.
Sounds levels again showed a notable reduction between the two track types with TerraTrack Plus being measured at 104.5 dB and the standard tracks being recorded at 107.4 dB.
The results speak for themselves and confirm without a doubt that not only does TerraTrack Plus reduce detracking and vibration issues but it also reduces the overall operating noise of the excavator.
A truly innovative and unique rubber track system for operators that want to maximise the effectiveness of their machinery.
To place your order or to find out more about TerraTrack Plus, call our team today on 0330 555 2000