STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Compact Track Loader | Undercarriage
If you are looking to ensure the longest life for your rubber tracks and your machine then do not overlook proper maintenance and replacement of undercarriage components. A CTL track is a heavily engineered product which requires matching undercarriage parts for the best return on your investment. Below is some information on what to look for and when to replace each component of your CTL undercarriage.
Skid Steer Solutions provides high strength drive sprockets for your compact track loader. Manufactured from highest quality materials, these sprockets are designed to provide long service life and unmatched reliability under the most severe operating conditions.
Maintenance and Replacement:
It is extremely important to match the sprocket on your machine with the pitch of the track. If it does not match, premature wearing of the sprocket on your machine, metal imbeds in the track, or both will occur. The same applies to putting new tracks on worn sprockets. Look to replace your sprocket if it looks worn eg. hooked, broken, or rounded teeth. The pitch of your sprocket will change as it wears, this is also a good reason to continually check and re-tension your tracks.
We maintain a large inventory of high performance rollers to supply the industry with an extensive range of track rollers for various machines including Bobcat, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kubota and other popular CTL equipment. Our rollers are designed and manufactured to provide outstanding service under extreme working conditions.
Maintenance and Replacement:
Continually look to remove dirt and grime buildup during use of your CTL machine. While the undercarriage and tracks are made to take the hard punishment of material buildup and wear it is still smart to try to remove excess buildup of material in the undercarriage.
Our wide range of Front and Rear Idler assemblies includes both cast and fabricated applications. Our Idlers are “Maintenance Free” due to the use of high durability steel and quality seals for better lubricant retention.