As if to illustrate the variability in track quality, Bobcat offers two different types of rubber tracks for its loaders.
"We have the OEM track that we send out of the factory," says Fitzgerald. "Through our parts operation we also offer a less-expensive alternative track, which meets original design specifications, but will not have the same life due to differences in the rubber content or compound. It is lower cost, but it is not going to last as long."
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