Rubber Grip

CASE STUDY – DUAL TECH FENCING – FEB 2020

THE CHALLENGE

Aaron from Dual Tech fencing contacted us recently, he was delayed due to weather on a job. He was unable to get access to a ridge line with his fencing machine due to small amount of rain on a clay and papa/mudstone track. The challenge was to get the Protech fencing machine to the top of a ridge with an extremely tight and steep access track. At points the slope exceeded a 45° angle to add to the hurdles the weather was changing with showers creating a very slippery track on the primarily mudstone sub surface.

Aaron who has many years of fencing experience in very challenging hill country environments, contacted Trackgrip to provide a set of Rubber Grips for his Protech Evo1 machine. The 400mm wide rubber tracks are more than suitable in summer conditions but on extremely hard or wet clay they were skidding, after more than 3 days of downtime and unable to proceed with the job so it was TrackGrip to the rescue.

The Solution

The Protech Evo1 was fitted with 10 x RTG-400/450 Trackgrips to provide additional stability and traction allowing work to continue in the wet and slippery conditions. This allowed an already delayed job to continue. As Aaron was staying onsite this reduced the time away from family and the everyday expense of being away from home. Aaron noted the following improvements to his working conditions: –

  • Ability to operate with stability when climbing or descending a slope
  • Dramatically improved traction and stability when operating in mudstone
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Exceptional sideways protection when on a slope and walking across on an angle

The Outcome

The use of Trackgrip allowed for improved safety and the ability to work in the mixed weather conditions, savings were realised in the time taken and being able to continue with the job where it would normally have been called off. The flexibility of the bolt on and bolt off grips allowed for easy transport of the machine and no permanent modification of the tracks plus providing the ultimate in sideways protection.