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Posted: 2010-06-03 09:59 
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Hi. I am trying to design a track system that is substantially beefier than the Lynxmotion system. The 3-inch tracks, which look like they are conveyor belts, are probably good enough for my design, but I want to use motors in the 250-watt or more range, and drive sprockets with 3/4 inch or more bores and diameters of 4 or 5 inches. I believe the conveyor chains/belts are called "mat type". I would actually prefer a different type called "table top" or "flat top" (I think). Rexnord and Dyna-veyor are two makers of the flat type chain conveyor parts. Dyna-veyor makes all plastic flat top conveyor chain, which is nice because of the low weight. They do not respond to requests for a distributor contact. Does anyone have experience with these manufacturers? Or any other experience/advice with these conveyor parts makers would be appreciated.

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Posted: 2010-06-14 05:12 
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Have you considered one of these tracked dumpers one sees at construction sites?
The smallest one I have seen ist the Alibaba GPG65500A

I have seen them with different (or none) payload, and with white tracks (I guess for indoor use, to avoid streaks on the floor?).

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Posted: 2010-06-22 17:09 
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Thanks, that is an interesting machine. The track system is the perfect size for what I want, but overall it looks expensive. I will check it out further.

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Posted: 2010-06-22 19:09 
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You might look for a snow blower with tracks. Not sure if they are still made, but have seen used ones for sale. Check ebay, google, craig's list and such.

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Posted: 2010-07-26 02:09 
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The tack system shown in one of the reply is looking good and beneficial but I think it would be not more costlier. This Alibaba GPG65500A is a good dumper track system. It can be started either by manual or electrical. Its fuel type is Gas and it can lift up to 500 kg weight.


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