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Rubber Pads

Our range of excavator rubber pads are available for steel tracked diggers from 2-45 tons. At Mainline Track, we supply direct from the factory to ensure you fantastic quality, with guaranteed value for money. These rubber pads feature the most versatile designs, moulded exclusively from top quality materials and that’s why we can guarantee you a Lifetime guarantee of no delamination.

The option of fitting rubber pads to your steel tracked excavator is the perfect solution for using equipment on finished roads and surfaces without damage, thus enhancing the contract opportunities open to you.

Our pads are stocked in 3 different designs in order to ensure we have a product to match every steel tracked digger including Case, CAT, Daewoo/Doosan, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, Hitachi, Hyundai, IHI, JCB, Komatsu, Sumitomo, Takauchi, Yanmar and Volvo.

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Malaysian-Made TUFFPad® Rubber Pads

Our Malaysian made TUFF® rubber pads have the highest natural rubber content in rubber pads found in New Zealand, and also offer 25% increased longevity over Chinese equivalents! They have anti-chunking properties and are extensively used by our customers in the Rail Industry. These are exclusive to Mainline Track and is backed by New Zealand’s most extensive warranty given on a rubber pad.
TUFFPad® Warranty
18 Months + Lifetime guarantee no delamination
How to fit Rubber pads to my Excavator
  1. If being fitted to used machines, ensure all mud and other debris have been removed from the surface of the grouser blades before fitting the new pads.
  2. Position the Pad bolts in-line with the pre-drilled holes on the grouser plate.
  3. Place the rubber pad firmly onto the grouser plate and fasten with spring washers and dome nuts from the underside of the grouser plate.
  4. Use an impact wrench to fasten the bolts and nuts. Tighten further with an offset wrench. M12 – 80 NM.   M14 – 115 NM.  M16 – 175NM.  M18 – 240 NM.  M20 – 340NM.  M22 – 465NM.
  5. Once all the rubber pads have been installed, move the machine forward slowly to check they have been fitted securely and adjust if necessary.
What Torque settings for Rubber Pads Bolts
M12 – 80 NM.
M14 – 115 NM.
M16 – 175NM.
M18 – 240 NM.
M20 – 340NM.
M22 – 465NM.
Why do my rubber pads delaminate?
They should not delaminate, if they do it will most likely be faulty manufacturing or poor supplier, we guarantee no delamination for life of pad.
What is the best rubber pads for Rail work?
Bolt on Pads are best for rail as they have no end mounting clips. With clip on pad’s, the clips can break if come into contact with solid objects especially cast ones, ask for the steel clip type.
How long should rubber pads last?
It depends on ground conditions, working application and hours worked. For general use on roads, you could expect 3-4 years but with course ballast material such as rail maintenance 1-2 years.

Bolt On Pads

Bolt on pads are very popular for excavators which have bolt holes pre-drilled in the steel track shoes and are available for machines from 2-45 Ton.
TUFFPad® Warranty
18 Months + Lifetime guarantee no delamination
DRT Warranty
12 Month + Lifetime guarantee no delamination
How to fit Rubber pads to my Excavator
  1. If being fitted to used machines, ensure all mud and other debris have been removed from the surface of the grouser blades before fitting the new pads.
  2. Position the Pad bolts in-line with the pre-drilled holes on the grouser plate.
  3. Place the rubber pad firmly onto the grouser plate and fasten with spring washers and dome nuts from the underside of the grouser plate.
  4. Use an impact wrench to fasten the nuts. Tighten further with a torque wrench to the following settings. M12 – 80 NM.   M14 – 115 NM.  M16 – 175NM.  M18 – 240 NM.  M20 – 340NM.  M22 – 465NM.
  5. Once all the rubber pads have been installed, move the machine forward slowly to check they have been fitted securely and adjust if necessary.
What Torque settings for Rubber Pads Bolts
M12 – 80 NM.
M14 – 115 NM.
M16 – 175NM.
M18 – 240 NM.
M20 – 340NM.
M22 – 465NM.
Why do my rubber pads delaminate?
They should not delaminate, if they do it will most likely be faulty manufacturing or poor supplier, we guarantee no delamination for life of pad.
What is the best rubber pads for Rail work?
Bolt on Pads are best for rail as they have no end clips. With clip on pad’s, the clips sometimes break if come into contact with solid objects especially cast ones, ask for the steel clip type.
How long should rubber pads last?
It depends on ground conditions, working application and hours worked. For general use on roads, you could expect 3-4 years but with course ballast material such as rail maintenance 1-2 years.

Clip-On Rubber Pads

Clip-on type Rubber pads are available for use when you do not have pre-drilled bolt holes in your steel pads. These versatile pads are available for a wide range of different machines from 2-45 Tonne.
DRT Warranty
12 Month + Lifetime guarantee no delamination
How to fit Rubber pads to my Excavator
  1. If being fitted to used machines, ensure all mud and other debris have been removed from the surface of the grouser blades before fitting the new pads.
  2. Position the Pad bolts in-line with the pre-drilled holes on the grouser plate.
  3. Place the rubber pad firmly onto the grouser plate and fasten with spring washers and dome nuts from the underside of the grouser plate.
  4. Use an impact wrench to fasten the nuts. Tighten further with a torque wrench to the following settings. M12 – 80 NM.   M14 – 115 NM.  M16 – 175NM.  M18 – 240 NM.  M20 – 340NM.  M22 – 465NM
  5. Once all the rubber pads have been installed, move the machine forward slowly to check they have been fitted securely and adjust if necessary.
What Torque settings for Rubber Pads Bolts
M12 – 80 NM.
M14 – 115 NM.
M16 – 175NM.
M18 – 240 NM.
M20 – 340NM.
M22 – 465NM.
Why do my rubber pads delaminate?
They should not delaminate, if they do it will most likely be faulty manufacturing or poor supplier, we guarantee no delamination for life of pad.
What is the best rubber pads for Rail work?
Bolt on Pads are best for rail as they have no end clips. With clip on pad’s, the clips sometimes break if come into contact with solid objects especially cast ones, ask for the steel clip type.
How long should rubber pads last?
It depends on ground conditions, working application and hours worked. For general use on roads, you could expect 3-4 years but with course ballast material such as rail maintenance 1-2 years.

City Pads

These pads are different from other types in that they are bolted directly on to the Track chain using track bolts in the same way that a steel track shoe would be bolted on.
DRT Warranty
12 Month + Lifetime guarantee no delamination
How to fit Rubber pads to my Excavator
  1. If being fitted to used machines, ensure all mud and other debris have been removed from the surface of the grouser blades before fitting the new pads.
  2. Position the Pad bolts in-line with the pre-drilled holes on the grouser plate.
  3. Place the rubber pad firmly onto the grouser plate and fasten with spring washers and dome nuts from the underside of the grouser plate.
  4. Use an impact wrench to fasten the nuts. Tighten further with a torque wrench to the following settings. M12 – 80 NM.   M14 – 115 NM.  M16 – 175NM.  M18 – 240 NM.  M20 – 340NM.  M22 – 465NM
  5. Once all the rubber pads have been installed, move the machine forward slowly to check they have been fitted securely and adjust if necessary.
What Torque settings for Rubber Pads Bolts
M12 – 80 NM.
M14 – 115 NM.
M16 – 175NM.
M18 – 240 NM.
M20 – 340NM.
M22 – 465NM.
Why do my rubber pads delaminate?
They should not delaminate, if they do it will most likely be faulty manufacturing or poor supplier, we guarantee no delamination for life of pad.
What is the best rubber pads for Rail work?
Bolt on Pads are best for rail as they have no end clips. With clip on pad’s, the clips sometimes break if come into contact with solid objects especially cast ones, ask for the steel clip type.
How long should rubber pads last?
It depends on ground conditions, working application and hours worked. For general use on roads, you could expect 3-4 years but with course ballast material such as rail maintenance 1-2 years.

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