KOPA flotation tracks look like excavator tracks, but we manufacture them from stronger track plates without fastening holes, customised for use with forestry machines. Anti-skid rods are welded on the inside of the tracks, preventing the tyres from spinning inside the tracks. Anti-skid spikes will be attached to the outer side of the tracks, to improve traction and lateral grip.
Benefits of KOPA flotation tracks
In KOPA flotation tracks, the surface pressure is distributed evenly over the entire track plate area, since the track plates are flat.The distance between the track plates is less than 2 cm – i.e. significantly narrower than in traditional forestry machine tracks, even in floating track models.Owing to the wide, flat track plate and narrow track plate gap, the track area in contact with the ground at any given time is larger as compared to any other forestry machine tracks.
This is beneficial for both the machine contractor and nature:
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel
Less sinking of the machinery, less equipment damage
Reduced soil and forest road damage
More flexible harvesting period in case of soft-soiled cutting areas
Driving a machine equipped with KOPA flotation tracks is more pleasant for the operator, since the tracks reduce machine swaying and render the riding smoother.
It is possible to drive the vehicle faster, which improves working efficiency.