Ski-doo Track Warranty Poster
Track profiles are torn, cut, or bent excessively. Puncture holes or lacerations are visible. Often times pattern is repeated either in a straight row or diagonally.
Riding on marginal snow conditions, excessive spinning of the track on hard surfaces such as rocks roads dirty trails etc. May also be caused by improperly tensioned track contacting heat exchangers. Severe ice accumulation in tunnel. High profile tracks are more susceptible. Warrantable? NO.
Track and or cords have been damaged by installation of studs, screws, or other traction devices. Why: Installation of studs or other traction devices adversely affect track strength. Track elongation due to cutting of structural tensile cords may occur. Backer plate pull through may also occur. Damage to rods due to contact with screws placed in lugs is possible. Warrantable? NO.
A new track will have a tendency to stretch initially, ensure that tension and alignment are checked often and properly set. A track that is too loose will have a tendency to jump the drive lugs, this condition may also allow the track to contact the heat exchangers, either of these may damage the track. A track that is tensioned too tight may cause premature slider shoe wear and also impose excessive loads on suspension components and idler wheels. Damage to the track and or suspension components may occur.
As snow is used to lubricate and prevent wear of the slider shoes and guide cleats, riding on icy trails or lakes or in marginal snow conditions may cause excessive wear of these components. Heat generated by riding under these conditions may weaken the vulcanization of the track and may lead to track failure. Avoid riding under these conditions. Ensure that adequate snow is available to cover rocks, stumps, logs etc. to avoid track impact damage.
HIGH PROFILE TRACK
These tracks have been designed to provide maximum performance for hill climbing, steep slopes, extreme ungroomed powder and softer groomed trails. Since these tracks are designed for the above use, it is not recommended to run at high speeds for prolonged periods of time, or to drive on ice or hard packed snow. They are also not recommended for regular groomed snowmobile trails. The staggered profile is designed to improve traction and reduce rotating weight, however because of this, the profile is easier to tear if run on hard surfaces or passes over rocks or other sharp objects. In non- powder snow riding extreme heat may be generated by slider shoe wear which transfers into the reinforcing rods. This heat may cause delamination of the rubber and eventual track failure. This is not a warrantable failure.