Tank Track Maintenance Tool
of the Leopard tank are shod with pads, two to each link. There are
four hundred and forty eight pads in a set. These pads are of two
types, a rubber pad for use on paved surfaces and a ‘snow grouser’
for use in soft and muddy situations. The cross-country performance
of the tank can be enhanced by the use of a mix of the two to suit
the prevailing conditions.
to change a set of worn pads, to change over one set for another or
to prepare a tank for particular terrain conditions can be an
arduous, tiring and time consuming process, particularly when done
with hand tools.
illustration above shows a crew changing a set of worn rubber pads
using a special tool, which incorporates an ENERPAC RC1010 cylinder
powered by a remotely controlled electric pump.