Fact Friday: Cat One of the Few Making Its Own Track Belts

Did you know that Cat blends its own rubber belt compound for its tracks? Each belt contains multiple layers of steel cable for precise tracking: four layers on the 25- and 30-inch belts and five layers on the 30-inch reinforced and 35-inch belts. Other tracked tractor manufacturers rely on outside suppliers for belts and track components, while Cat designs and manufactures all its track components to tough Caterpillar standards.

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