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Old 09-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Dragstrip surface preparation equipment?

Google couldn't help me on that one,who sells the equipment for the small tracktors for track preparation?
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RAY PRICE owns a fab shop in norwalk ohio, he builds a nice drag for behind a tractor
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RAY PRICE owns a fab shop in norwalk ohio, he builds a nice drag for behind a tractor
Dave Price> mailto:info@fabriweldcorp.com
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How about a large tractor tire and some really heavy weight? This is what was used on the stickiest track I've ever been on. Sounds ghetto but it works great. It's just rubber being dragged.
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What are you looking for? Something to put down rubber? Something to take off the old? Or something for between rounds or oil down clean up?
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We are looking for something to lay down rubber,clean the track and to use for cleanup after oil spills.

A few guys from here will be at the Orlando world street nationals and
Jason from VP has agreed to show them some tricks and tips and hopefully this winter we can buy a tractor with the basic equipment.

All we have now is track bite and the cars lay down the rubber and cleanups are done with cat sand,a torch and gasoline to burn up the rest.
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How about a large tractor tire and some really heavy weight? This is what was used on the stickiest track I've ever been on. Sounds ghetto but it works great. It's just rubber being dragged.
x2 if i rememeber right piedmont use to do that and it worked great. hadnt been in a while so not sure if they still do it that way. they also use to do it with an s10, maybe the tractor was phucked at the time lol .
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http://www.tennantco.com/equipment/o...-city-cleaning
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How about a large tractor tire and some really heavy weight? This is what was used on the stickiest track I've ever been on. Sounds ghetto but it works great. It's just rubber being dragged.
Doesn't the rubber need to be soft compound /slick tire ?
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Doesn't the rubber need to be soft compound /slick tire ?
better practice, yes
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We actually tried this with massive tires from a forklift and it turned to "rubber dust" then we bought a softer rubber mat that we put the heavy tires on and it worked better but eventually it tore up.
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I actually perfer to use "street tires" they seem to last longer and keep the track from building up too much rubber.
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You might be able to fab something up yourself too. When ADRL was in St. Louis, they used a tractor and a pull-behind scrubber. The scrubber consisted of an upside down 9" rear end connected to the PTO of the tractor. There were two chains that dropped down from the rear end to an axle that had 4 tires mounted on the axle. As the tractor moved forward, the PTO would turn the tires counter-clockwise and lay down a ton of rubber.

I've seen other places use 3-4 old slicks mounted under a rear-mounted deck w/ weight on it. The tires were cut so that they laid flat and would apply a good amount of rubber and generate a good amount of heat.
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