When it comes to construction and heavy machinery, the excavator is a popular choice.
It’s used in many applications, including road construction, digging trenches for plumbing, and even excavating archaeological sites.
But did you know that one of the best ways to protect the surface of the ground you’re working on is to use rubber pads on the excavator? Let’s look at the advantages of using rubber pads on an excavator.
Less Damage to the Ground
Using rubber pads on an excavator can also help to reduce the amount of damage that is done to the ground. Without the rubber pads, the metal tracks of the excavator can dig deep into the surface of the ground, creating ruts and trenches that can be a hazard to workers.
Another advantage of using rubber pads on an excavator is the reduction of vibration. The rubber pads provide a buffer between the metal tracks of the excavator and the ground, which helps reduce the amount of vibration transmitted to the operator; this can help reduce fatigue and improve the operator’s comfort, leading to improved productivity.
Finally, the rubber pads can help improve the excavator’s manoeuvrability on smooth surfaces. The rubber pads provide more traction, which can help reduce the time it takes to manoeuvre the excavator and reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a job, which can help improve productivity and reduce costs.
Sourcing Rubber Pads
Astrak stock standard Bolt-on and Direct-to-Chain or Roadliner pads and we have developed a range of quick-fit clip-on pads which can be fitted in half the time of conventional pads, minimising labour costs and maximising uptime.