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420-9876 Premium Caterpillar 247B 247D 257D Rubber Tracks
Buy premium rubber tracks for Caterpillar 247 and 257 series multi terrain loaders online at Rubbertrax. This is the turf friendly version offered for residential and finish work construction sites. We have tread pattern variations available for the Cat 247 and 257 MTL. This track is a straight bar pattern resembling the original track from the dealership. This is the lug-driven heavy-duty rubber track for the Cat 247 and 257 series. This rubber track is guaranteed to fit models:
- Caterpillar 247
- Caterpillar 247B
- Caterpillar 247B3
- Caterpillar 257
- Caterpillar 257B
- Caterpillar 257B3
- Caterpillar 257D
- Caterpillar 257D3
Cat® Track Specifications: 381x100x42 (15x4x1.6)
This is the track you need if you are operating in sensitive landscaping areas and need to avoid damaging the turf. If you are unsure which track goes with your Cat® just give us a call or measure your track. If it is fifteen inches wide (381 mm) with forty-two drive lugs then this is the track for you. The only other fifteen inch wide non-metal core track on the market is fifty-one drive lugs so if your model is listed above or your track is fifteen inches wide with fort-two lugs then this is the track you need.
Call us today at 1-800-719-4160 or order online for same-day shipping and delivery to your location saving you time and money!
Alternate Part Numbers
- Caterpillar® Dealer Part Number: 420-9876, 325-8624
Caterpillar 247B 257B Tracks
This track comes in a few slightly different turf-friendly tread pattern options but generally they are virtually the same turf-friendly version. If you need a more aggressive version please let us know because we do have an aggressive tread pattern but it is not guaranteed to be in stock. There is only one width option for these models.
Cat MTL machines are great for various types of terrain and multi-purpose use. The great thing about these track loaders is their ability to be so versatile on slopes and hills. A lot of this has to do with a balance of weight being distributed through the machine. Other track loaders have a huge amount of weight in the back of the machine, making it difficult to maneuver sideways on hills as well as get over the top of a slope upright. The other half of the versatility is the track itself. Our Posi-Track style tracks are all made with either tensile-like steel cords running throughout the rubber or an aramid-cord system performing the same concept of strength. These cords support the structure and integrity of the track which allows the track to conform to the terrain itself. This is going to give an immense amount of traction because of the flexibility of the track and allow the machine to work and go through environments that other machines will not be able to maneuver through.
All of our Cat MTL-style tracks are made with 100% new rubber which eliminates any bonding issues from casts making the tracks last longer without extensive cracking. Typically your standard track loader track on a steel undercarriage system will run for about 1000 hours, yet the Cat MTL type tracks have the potential to see 2000 if maintained and kept in the proper conditions. The way Cat MTL 247B and MTL 257B machines are set up on average, track life can be 1500 to 2000 hours. That being said, some Cat 247B and 257B tracks have seen over 4000 hours.
As you can see in the picture to the left, the tensile-like polyester mesh and the aramid cords here are strategically placed throughout the track rubber. This will allow for flexibility and conformability to terrain when the track meets the ground. It forces the track to bind together, not letting it stretch to help eliminate derailing. This track was in service for several hundred hours before we cut a sample section and you can see how perfectly aligned the cords are even after extensive time in the field.
The 15-inch wide tracks that run on the Cat 257b series have a row of drive lugs down the center of the track plus a row of guide lugs on the outside that help keep the track from de-tracking from the machine. The drive lugs fall into the bogey drive wheel to drive the machine while the outside guide lugs simply hug the rollers and the undercarriage to keep the track straight.