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… transformers, generators, compressors, pressure vessels, and machines where a rigid, load carrying track is required.

System Capacity: 500 Short Tons (450 Metric Tonnes)

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.

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 Connector Pins
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 +/- 6.35 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 6.096 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1569 kg
19′ Track Section 5.791 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1483 kg
15′ Track Section 4.572 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 1175 kg
12′ Track Section 3.657 m 56 cm 17.5 cm 941 kg
10′ Track Section 3.048 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

HT500 System Features

Engineered

The unique “ratchet track” design facilitates continuous movement and automatic resetting of push cylinders. Loads can be moved in either direction by simply repositioning the push cylinders.

Accurate

Hydraulic push cylinders enable precise and accurate positioning of the load. They are specially adapted 10,000-psi PowerTeam (or equivalent) double-acting hydraulic cylinders with standard CR-400 couplers.

Low profile

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

Rugged

All fabricated components are designed for function and ease of handling and made from the highest quality materials. The steel track can carry loads over unsupported spans (distance dependent on the weight of the load).

Customizable

The skid track sections are available in various lengths to suit your particular applications. Standard lengths are between 10’ and 20’ (3m – 6m). We can build custom track lengths to suit any requirement. They are connected by a simple lug and pin set and can be leap-frogged to slide longer distances.