Grouser Bar
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GROUSER BAR

Grouser Bar is a type of steel bar used to restore the tread on dozers, excavators, and other tracked vehicles. A worn track shoe can be regrousered up to four times, greatly extending the life of the shoe. A new grouser bar from Dura-Tuff can also add height (up to 110% of the original) for added traction and increased wear life.

WHY USE GROUSER BAR?

WHAT DOES GROUSER REFER TO?

The grouser refers to the protrusion on a track shoe which directly engages the ground. Grousers are intended to increase the traction of tracked machines, especially in loose material such as soil or snow. The Growser bar works by increasing contact with the ground like conventional tire treads, and similar to a cleated athletic shoe giving the machine the traction it needs to push, pull, and rip through rock, sand, soil, and debris.

What Does Grouser Refer
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GROUSER BAR SPECS

  • Rolled in a unique ‘coffin’ shaped profile to fit easily on a worn track pad surface
  • Grouser bars are welded onto worn track shoes as an alternative to replacing them with new OEM or aftermarket shoes
  • Designed to match or even exceed the hardness and durability of the original track shoe
  • Available in a variety of profile sizes to accommodate any tracked machine from largest dozers down to the smallest track loaders or excavators

WHY CHOOSE DURA-TUFF?

OUR HISTORY

Dura-Tuff was started in 1986 when we identified a need in the industry, originally called W.M.C. A few years later we changed the name to Dura-Tuff to emphasize the Durability and Tuffness of our grouser products. When you need grouser trackpads, excavator track shoes, bulldozer trackpads, excavator ice lugs, or bolts for grouser bars and ice lugs, Dura-Tuff has exactly what you need. We also handle dozer track repair.

MADE IN THE USA WORN WORLDWIDE

Redicon Stars and Stripes America has a rich industrial heritage and a proud tradition of steel working. We continue that tradition with a passion for making the best, most durable, and innovative grouser products in the world. We work hard every day to make products that stand up to the most abrasive environments on the planet with a presence in more than twenty-five countries worldwide.

WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE?

In many abrasive environments, the grouser wears down at a disproportionate rate to the rest of the undercarriage, making the concept of regrousering a cost-effective way to approach undercarriage maintenance. 

Regrousering can significantly prolong the life of the track group and save thousands of dollars over the life of the undercarriage

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IT STARTS WITH THE STEEL

We start with a proprietary boron alloy which maximizes hardness and weldability. From there the steel is cut-to-length and individually heat treated for consistent through-hardness. This process of hand crafting each bar results in steel that is up to 20 points harder (Rockwell C) than our competitor’s bar.

  • WHICH SHAPE BEST FITS YOUR WEAR PATTERN?
Straight Bar
STRAIGHT BAR
  • Wear pattern is even all the way across
  • Shoe is trimmed for a flat surface
  • Works well with automated welders
Forged Bar
FORGED BAR
  • Rounded wear pattern with severely worn edges
  • Eliminates the need for trimming
  • Ends of bar are clipped at a 45 degree angle for less turning resistance and added support
  • Hooked bar ends are designed to fit track shoes with severe wear on edges
  • Ideal for track shoes welded in the field
Curved Bar
CURVED BAR
  • Slightly rounded wear pattern
  • Eliminates the need for trimming
  • Curved bar shape reduces amount of fill weld required
  • Ideal for track shoes welded in the field
Beveled Bar
BEVELED BAR
  • Wear pattern is even all the way across
  • Shoe is trimmed for a flat surface
  • Ends of bar are clipped at a 45 degree angle for less turning resistance and added support
  • Works well with automated welders

Recent Grouser Bar Shipments

Grouser bars in Australia

March 31, 2020 | Perth, AUS

Here are 1500 Weld Ready Dura Tuff Grouser Bars ready to be loaded in the container! Many Heavy Equipment owners rely on Dura Tuff Weld ready Grouser bars to keep their machines moving. With Dura Tuff Super Extreme Grouser bars, customers get more hours out of their undercarriage than a new ...

Grouser Bar to Hong Kong

February 21, 2020 | Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is busy catering to various industries such as Mining, road and highway construction, railway construction, building construction, infrastructure development, quarrying, landfill, industrial and oil/gas. Many enviornments are very abrasive and they wear through the tracks quickly. With Dura Tuff Grouser Bars and our Super Extreme service, the ...