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Measure tracks?

Hi, everyone. Looking to possibly use Ariens tracks for a project.

Would anyone with a tracked machine mind measuring the width and circumference (length) of a track for me?

Please list which model it is in case track sizes differ between models.

Thanks very much,

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Measure Tracks?

I have a just purchased new Ariens Compact 920022 (208 cc engine ) with tracks. It is a 24" 2 stage machine. The tracks have a 5 1/2" width, and a 46 1/2" circumference. This was measured to the nearest 1/4" using a tape measure, pulled tightly.

I hope this was helpful.

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I have a just purchased new Ariens Compact 92022 (208 cc engine ) with tracks. It is a 24" 2 stage machine. The tracks have a 5 1/2" width, and a 46 1/2" circumference. This was measured to the nearest 1/4" using a tape measure, pulled tightly.

I hope this was helpful.

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Would the length be over the tread or the side of the track or the inside surface of the track. Likely important for the OP.

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OP,
Are you considering Ariens only tracks?
As you can find an older inexpensive Craftsman, MTD or other tractor part of a track unit and have all needed components.
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Measure Tracks?

I measured the circumference of the track by placing the tape measure around the outside of the track so that the tape measure is flat against the rubber cleats of the track. I keep the snowblower on top of a furniture dolly and each track overhangs the side of the furniture dolly by about 1.5 inches. This allowed me to wrap the tape measure completely around one of the tracks (top and bottom) to measure the circumference. My machine is brand new, so the cleats have no wear whatsoever. The tape was pulled tight around the track to minimize any slack in the measurement.


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I have a just purchased new Ariens Compact 92022 (208 cc engine ) with tracks. It is a 24" 2 stage machine. The tracks have a 5 1/2" width, and a 46 1/2" circumference. This was measured to the nearest 1/4" using a tape measure, pulled tightly.

I hope this was helpful.

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Very helpful, thanks!

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Would the length be over the tread or the side of the track or the inside surface of the track. Likely important for the OP.
I can account for the thickness of the track. I'll have a tensioner I can adjust.

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OP,
Are you considering Ariens only tracks?
As you can find an older inexpensive Craftsman, MTD or other tractor part of a track unit and have all needed components.
Nope, not only Ariens. But they're the only brand I didn't have measurements for.

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I measured the circumference of the track by placing the tape measure around the outside of the track so that the tape measure is flat against the rubber cleats of the track. I keep the snowblower on top of a furniture dolly and each track overhangs the side of the furniture dolly by about 1.5 inches. This allowed me to wrap the tape measure completely around one of the tracks (top and bottom) to measure the circumference. My machine is brand new, so the cleats have no wear whatsoever. The tape was pulled tight around the track to minimize any slack in the measurement.


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Thanks again!
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Just FYI, Ariens sells their track setup ala carte, to convert your wheeled machine into a track. It appears to have the bracketry, tensioner, and idlers already setup. It's not cheap, but if you are buying the tracks, then cheap is not a concern. Some of my machines, the last time I looked, were $218 per side. So, what Ariens offers is a bargain.

http://parts.ariens.com/product-p/72102500.htm

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Just FYI, Ariens sells their track setup ala carte, to convert your wheeled machine into a track. It appears to have the bracketry, tensioner, and idlers already setup. It's not cheap, but if you are buying the tracks, then cheap is not a concern. Some of my machines, the last time I looked, were $218 per side. So, what Ariens offers is a bargain.

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Thanks. Yeah, I've seen those. Even as low as $500. But that's a lot of money for an idea that may not work! If my idea works I'll probably go that route.
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