69camaro wrote:Craig, Arctic Cat part # 0102-317. This track was used on 1985-1988 Arctic Cat Cougars, ElTigres, and Panteras. 1986-1988 Panthers. I believe that 1988 Wildcats and 1989 Eltigres also use the same track. I would not buy a 1989 ElTigre for a track since the 89s are a low production number and are quite rare. I'm actually going to be doing this conversion on my 76 Liquifire because I'm sick and tired of replacing cleats. I parted out a 1988 ElTigre 5000 and saved the track for myself. This is a 2.52 pitch track like a 76-78 Liquifire and Cyclone. This should work on all Deeres with a slide rail suspension up to 78 except 78 CC Liquifires or anything else converted to 3.29 pitch track. I haven't done this yet but I believe the center to center on the rails are the same or very close. I was told the only tricky part is that the Arctic Cat track is 1/2" an inch wider so track alignment needs to be very close. I didn't see this in the track conversions so I hope this helps. If I am wrong on any of this information please post so. I will not be offended at all. Please add to this information too.
Pat, would it be possible to remove one sprocket on the round shaft 2.52 from Liquifires/Cyclones, take the collars off of the center wheel, remove the center wheel, and drill a hole for the bolt for an additional driver? Also I can't remember but did 79 Trailfires have 2.52 drivers? I know 79 Trailfires only have two drivers with a hex shaft but no center sprocket but possibly? And do you have to narrow the center to center on the rails or shim it out?
Deere used a 7 5/8" rail center where cat used a 7 1/2". Some say its close enough to work well, while others have reported problems with the guide clips on the track rubbing on the slide rails.
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