HT500 Heavy Track Skidding System

HT500 Heavy Track Skidding System

Hydra-Slide™ Heavy Track skidding systems are one of the most cost-effective and accurate methods for moving, loading or unloading all types of heavy loads where a rigid, load carrying track is required.

The HT500 has a total height of only 8″ (205 mm). This saves jacking time and is ideal for working in confined spaces.

Engineered for pushing 500 tons (450 tonnes) with standard double track layout.

All connectors, lugs, graphite lubricant, stop blocks and push cylinders are stored in a Steel Toolbox for easy transport and inventory control.
Skidding a gear box out of a building with the HT500 system.
Offloading a transformer from a rail car with the HT500.
A safer alternative to overhead lifting or rollers
No come-alongs, winch lines or holdbacks required
Unique ratchet track design enables automatic resetting of push cylinders
Bi-directional track and skid shoes for skidding in either direction
Track will carry loads over unsupported spans
Durable, low maintenance graphite-on-steel slide surfaces
Simple pin & lug connections – no tools required
Engineered stamped General Arrangement drawings & Track Capacity Chart included
Track sections are available in several standard lengths as well as custom lengths
“Leap frog” tracks to move longer distances
The HT500 system can be upgraded to a Push/Pull cylinder and shoe configuration that allows operation in both push and pull mode.

Note that if the system is used in pull mode the capacity of the system is reduced by approximately 50%.

HT500 Technical Specifications

Skidding Push Capacity* 500 ton
Cylinder Capacity – Push 55 ton
Cylinder Push Stroke 13″
Skidding Speed** 55 ft/hr
Skid Shoe Capacity 125 ton
System Working Height 8″
System Coefficient of Friction 15-20%
Slide Surface Material Graphite
Maximum Slope +/- 2%
Track Alignment Tolerance +/- 0.25″
Maximum Operating Pressure 10,000 psi

* based on standard system containing 2x push cylinders & 4x skid shoes
** Speed based on 20-2-4D Hydra-Pac

HT500 Dimensions

Length Width Height Weight
20′ Track Section 20′ 22″ 7″ 3460 lb
19′ Track Section 19′ 22″ 7″ 3270 lb
15′ Track Section 15′ 22″ 7″ 2590 lb
12′ Track Section 12′ 22″ 7″ 2075 lb
10′ Track Section 10′ 22″ 7″ 1730 lb
HT500 Skid Shoe 28″ 18″ 6″ 182 lb
Skid Shoe Storage Rack with 4 Skid Shoes 34″ 24″ 34″ 900 lb
Storage Box 42″ 34″ 22″ 1000 lb
Storage Box Contains:
Track Connector Bars
Track ConnectorPins
2×55 Ton Push Cylinder Assemblies
Safety Stop Blocks
Skid Shoe Pins
Graphite Lubricant
Coupler Bleed Tool Kit

HT500 Technical Specifications

Skidding Push Capacity* 453 tonne
Skidding Pull Capacity* 227 tonne
Cylinder Capacity – Push 50 tonne
Cylinder Push Stroke 333 mm
Skidding Speed** 17 m/hr
Skid Shoe Capacity 113.5 tonne
System Working Height 20 cm
System Coefficient of Friction 15-20%
Slide Surface Material Graphite
Maximum Slope +/- 2%
Track Alignment Tolerance +/- 6 mm
Maximum Operating Pressure 700 bar

* based on standard system containing 2x push cylinders & 4x skid shoes
** Speed based on 20-2-4D Hydra-Pac

 

HT500 Dimensions

  Length Width Height Weight
20′ Track Section 6.10 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1569 kg
19′ Track Section 5.80 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1483 kg
15′ Track Section 4.57 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1175 kg
12′ Track Section 3.66 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 941 kg
10′ Track Section 3.05 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 785 kg
HT500 Skid Shoe 71 cm 46 cm 15 cm 83 kg
Skid Shoe Storage Rack with 4 Skid Shoes 86 cm 61 cm 86 cm 408 kg
Storage Box 107 cm 86 cm 56 cm 454 kg
Storage Box Contains:
Track Connector Bars
Track Connector Pins
2×50 Tonne Push Cylinder Assemblies
Safety Stop Blocks
Skid Shoe Pins
Graphite Lubricant
Coupler Bleed Tool Kit