In addition to suspension and damping, the driving behaviour of a tracked vehicle is defined significantly through the chain pretension. A tracked vehicle can only carry out steering commands and make use of its unmatched off-road traction, if its track is sufficiently tensioned. This is where HEMSCHEIDT also provides comprehensive custom solutions. These can be simple spring pretensioners as well as complex overload chain tensioners, which help prevent the chain breaking due to obstacles, and thus increasing mobility.
In this area we develop solutions for all kinds of vehicles from snowcats to heavy tracked vehicles.