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post #101 of 321 Old 10-17-2014, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'm all ears if anyone has advice for shipping something from Japan. I only know it's way harder and way more expensive than one would imagine. If I lived in Japan they would be shipped to my door for free. To have them shipped to the US would cost hundreds. A big part of the problem is they're somewhat heavy. They could probably fit the a 12 by 12 by 12 inch box, but they ship by the gram.
I'm still just happy to know they are obtainable, and will someday have them in my possession. I just need to setup a visit where I can have them ready to go someplace convenient to an international airport.
$35 bucks there and back, but I feel like I should spend a week and check things out if I have to sit in an airplane for that long to get there.
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Pitch is the same. 72mm. Current is 27 link, the ones that i found but were out of stock were 28 links. I believe there is enough adjustment in the tensioner to accommodate another 72mm (2.8 inches). I'm sure i could make it work. I can find 31 link tracks all over.
Cool machine you have there. Have you seen the Eliet snowbobs in your searches?
I would like to see it in action too. I don't know if Eliet's are sold over here but thought I would add it here as I don't see one mentioned yet.


These are Bridgestone tracks, 200mm wide.

Track length 1030 mm
Ground contact length 700 mm
Track width 200 mm
Track drive base 850 mm

I don't know about the link count.

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Cool machine you have there. Have you seen the Eliet snowbobs in your searches?
I would like to see it in action too. I don't know if Eliet's are sold over here but thought I would add it here as I don't see one mentioned yet.

These are Bridgestone tracks, 200mm wide.
No, I haven't. I'm recognizing parts of their chassis and some controls look not just similar, but identical. Looks like Belgum based, but they show Eliet usa in Pittsburgh and list Home Depot's as US dealers.
The original tracks were Bridgstone's .I'd given up on finding those for anything smaller than a skid-steer.
Thanks for the lead BigEd. I'll be checking them out.
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I tried counting the links and estimated that it is probably over 27, that it looks like 31?
But if the total length matches yours wouldn't it work on yours?
I don't know I am not experienced in any kind of repairs, I just know what I am learning here.

But I am a fairly good Googler. But I could not find anymore info anywhere except what has been posted here.
You have a collectors item, looks like a brute of a machine. nice fire engine red paint job too. It needs some racing stripes. (thumbsup)

I went back to the site that is written in whatever it is and wah la, a balloon popped up and asked if I wanted it translated.
I didn't see that yesterday, now I can read it.
Your computer do that for you?

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Google translate has been part of my arsenal since buying this machine. The funny thing about this place was it took me a while to figure out what language it was converting "from".
Their downloads section provides detailed manuals in English, but no parts breakdown that I could find. I'd decided 200 mm wide Bridgestone tracks had became dinosaurs but would like to know where they get theirs.
My 27 link length is the shortest 200mm wide track I've ever seen on any list that includes them. These are 31 link tracks for sure, but a Bridgestone part number could be handy.
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I know that this is probably a stupid question, but have you attempted to contact a track distributor here in the US?

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I contacted some rubber track dealers last year. They all wanted to know what it was for. Make/model in other words. Of course that's not going to get very far. I asked if they had anything in a 200 mm wide x 72mm pitch x 27 link and they all said sorry. Not a let me check with my supplier or try to order one or or anything, just a no. I also expanded my search to 180 or 200 mm and what about a 28 link. There is just nothing in north america that uses this size, so no one has it. Japan however has several makes/models that use this size tracks and that is why they are available there. Only because they exist have I not pursued making something else work.
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I believe that's an export version of the Wado SS90.





What's the length on those tracks?
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Very interesting read here, looks like you took on a huge job and are close to being finished and a great job you are doing.

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