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Modifing AMT Bulldozer treads

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Here is how I modified the shoe plate on the AMT Bulldozer (trade name deleted).

Due to the fact that the way the assembly design is made it is difficult to get the cleat any thinner. You are able to shave down the cleat and still have assembly of the tread

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The next step was to determine the height that could be removed and how to do it with all the shoes turning out the same.

I figured using a disc sander and the shoe being held by something that would withstand the sanding as opposed to the softer vinyl shoe.

I used a piece of brass stock that was the right height and placed the shoe against the brass as I sanded the cleat to the height of the brass.

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The final product is a lowered cleat on the tread

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Hope this helps,

greg

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So you had to do this to every link?  Looks like your method made that task much easier.

Is the original part molded improperly, or are you simulating cleat wear?

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