I need to try and save my tracks to last at least the rest of the winter.I have burned holes on both sides of the weak spots in the tracks hoping to hold them together.Should i use thick zip ties or twisted pieces of wire?thanks
The track rubber is molded around a woven matt of reinforced nylon thread or kevlar thread. you should not have to do anything for the rest of the winter as the exposed thread simply tell the owner the tracks are worn and nee to be replaced at some time in the future.
IF you insist on worrying about this;
You need to have a pair of linemans pliers or borrow a good pair
What you need to do now is:
1.purchase 2 lengths of 1/8" coated wire rope long enough to overlap each other or simply purchase 3
feet/1 meter of 1/8" coated wire rope.
2. purchase 8 wire rope clamps to fit the 1/8 coated wire cable
a. purchase a tube of blue loctite thread locker.
3. Thread both ends of the coated wire through both holes and then overlap them.
4. remove the 8 nuts from the wire rope clamps and separate the wire rope clamps being very careful not to lose the nuts-if you have a parts tray magnet all the better or a simple flat magnet to hold the nuts great.
If you have a nut driver great otherwise a socket set will work better as you will need to tighten the wire rope clamps up very tight.
5. separate the 6 rope clamps and set them apart as you will be putting them back together one at time.
6. Now you need to install the first clamp and you need to do it the way I tell you to do it.
DO NOT STRIP THE PLASTIC OF THE CABLE
take the U shape part with the threads and then slip it over the two wire ends and then take the mating
part and slip it over the 2 wires making sure the wires lay on top of one another.
7. thread on the first two nuts finger tight AFTER you place one drop of the thread locker on the threads.
The loctite blue thread locker will allow you to remove the clamps and coated wire when you have to
replace the tracks.
8. now go to the opposite end of the wire and repeat the process with the next clamp.
9. do the same thing with the third and fourth wire rope clamps spacing them roughly equally apart.
10. tighten up all the nuts tightening them up equally a little bit at time until they are tight making sure the clamp nuts are facing outward.
Keep in mind that the track will wear more from the cable clamps.
Thanks for the response not sure i want to go through all that.The track is splitting where i burn`t the holes in and hopefully holds for the rest of the winter.Good thing we have had a wimpy winter so far here on the south shore of Lake Superior.Are there kits available for these models to install 2 wheels n tires?thanks