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For the guys who have the newer challenger track machines, do you experiance drive wheel slip inside the tracks? Or does the larger drive wheel remedy this? We have a 65c that has a good undercarriage and proper spring tension, yet at times/certin situations experiance some slip on turns. We washed the windshield off with a garden hose one day, and when we left the farm it went straight across the road at the end of the driveway. Aggh.
 

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Don't get them wet or they will slip, and yes the large drive wheel helps a lot. Doesn't completely eliminate slip, but are much better, has more surface contact.
 

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Usually by the time mine start to slip the tracks have chewed down enough that I'm hung up on the belly pan anyways. I've never gotten stuck from the drive wheels slipping but I have had the drive wheels slip because I'm stuck in the mud.
 

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went straight across the road at the end of the driveway? I don't understand, sorry. Never had inner drive slip on the track during turns. Do the 65C have the nitrogen accumulator for the track tensioner? Is it charged properly?
 

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Grab a hand full of dirt and spread over inside surface of track. We had that problem with a 65D if we went through clean water. It gets just enough water between the drive roller an track to lose traction. Won't happen in muddy water.
 

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LANWICKUM....Yeah when we went to steer the machine onto the road at the end of our driveway, the machine wouldn't turn due to the slippage of the drive wheel in the track. really surprises ya' when you are not expecting it. This model has only spring tension, we checked the measurement of the tensioning rod aginst the spec in our service manual.
 

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Leighbrook.. that makes sense, we didnt notice it really in field operation when conditions were less than ideal!
 

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Had a 65 that slipped quite often with it's rubber chevron drive wheels, upgraded to a pair of 95E's with cast drive wheels, had to get into some pretty sloppy mud before they'd slip. Now running a 765D, 855C and an 8360RT, all with big rear drive wheels and no more slip. Dave
 
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