KOPA Flotation tracks


We have developed a new type of forestry machine tracks suitable for soft and wet soil. The special structure of KOPA flotation tracks means unprecedented flotation for forestry machinery.


KOPA tracks include:

  • Wide and flat track plates
  • Narrow track plate spacing
  • Higher-than-usual lateral guide keeping the track on the tyre

 

KOPA flotation tracks look like excavator tracks, but we manufacture them from stronger track plates without holes, customised for use with forestry machines. Anti-skid segments are welded on the inside of the tracks, preventing the tyres from spinning inside the tracks. Anti-skid spikes will be attached to the exterior 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.

Single wheel track for harvesters
KOPA flotation track as a single wheel version is a rational choice for 6-wheeled harvesters instead of tyre chains. Single wheel tracks together with the KOPA flotation tracks in the front bring amazing flotation for the machine and a smooth ride for the operator.

Track plate models and technical specifications

KOPA flotation tracks are available for the following tyre sizes: 600, 650, 710, 750, 800. Rim sizes: 22.5, 24.5, and 26.5.

Track plate options

The model C2 in widths of 1000 and 1100 mm is also available in a thicker, HD version, recommended for the sturdiest forwarders.

All models

Track plate depth
199 mm
Track plate distance     20 mm
Lateral guide height       195 mm
Closed link 28 mm
Track-end plate link 20 mm
Joining links    28 mm


The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in the technical specifications.

We customise tracks for every machine
We ensure the suitability of tracks for every machine and tyre model on a case-by-case basis. For example, we will find out the following information: the model of the base machine, the tyre size and type, the track spacing, and the measurements for determining the offset. The track offset refers to the distance between the outer edge of the track-end plate link and the end of the track plate closest to the frame of the machine. This enables us to determine the suitable track plate model, the amount of track plates, and the measurements required for assembly welding.
 

KOPA flotation tracks are protected

The design right to KOPA flotation tracks has been registered to Koneosapalvelu. This means that the elaborately designed and thoroughly tested flotation tracks are available exclusively from us.

Tightening flotation tracks

It is recommended to tighten flotation tracks with a track tensioner tool shown in the picture.

Watch the video instructions on tightening KOPA flotation tracks.

For more information about KOPA tracks, please contact
Timo Schäfer
Export Manager
Tel. +358 44 771 7112
timo.schafer@koneosapalvelu.fi

 Watch the video of KOPA Flotation tracks

Picture gallery

Watch the video: KOPA flotation tracks on a John Deere 1110E forwarder