Product Overview

Horstman Track Tension systems provide passive and adaptive solutions that maintain the demanded tension level of the track, while influencing the total suspension stiffness.

Horstman’s Track Tension solutions improve power efficiency, vehicle manoeuvrability, pressure distribution in chassis components, and track peel-off from the sprocket.

Rugged systems proven in service include AS90 and K9 Howitzer, the Terrier engineer vehicle, US Ground Combat Vehicle, Tulpar IFV and a range of confidential prototypes on agriculture and next-generation main battle tanks.

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FeatureBenefit
Passive Track TensionOptimized performance to prevent track shedding.
Longer track and wheel life from reduced loading.
Optimum vehicle trafficability and reduced rolling resistance for fuel economy.
Under armour adjustment for specialist vehicle (assault bridge, combat engineering)  
Adaptive Track TensionImproves track retention in severe terrain or manoeuvres and reduces track wear.
Nominal tension required to maximize power efficiency with reduced friction losses (on-road)
Increased tension required to align with greater tractive forces between tracks, suspension and soil (cross-country)
Wheeled Application Tracked Application
ATV
CAV
Tactical
Towed
6x6 8x8
Mining
Agri
<24T
25-35T
Special
36-90T

Options

  • Manual track tensioning
  • Under armour track tensioning
  • Automated track tensioning system
  • Active track tension

Accessories

  • Track tools
  • Idler wheel and rugged mount (crank)