Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

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Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

Post by DoctorCheney223 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:42 pm

Hi Folks,

Does anybody have a source for M56 scorpion tracks?

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Re: Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:55 pm

Check out the woods machinery made by Bombardier in Canada over the past 50 years or so. They had machines with similar undercarriages with pneumatic tires. Is SECO (Roy Smith) still in business? Try Sam Winer Motors, talk to Robert Zetzer.
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Re: Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

Post by mhawman » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:43 pm

Making new ones for mine using steel links as the belts are shot.

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Re: Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

Post by Austringer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:42 pm

have two sets that I'm restoring into one. The belts seem to be in good shape without cracking and are flexible, just some of the grousers have rusted away. Going to replace all the hardware and use the 2nd set of tracks I have to replace the rusted metal grousers.
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Re: Source for M56 "scorpion" tracks?

Post by mhawman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:11 pm

Had new belts made by Fall line in Utah, nice job !

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