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Full tracks for farm tractors
"We've had a tremendous amount of interest in these new full tracks because of the success of the new Caterpillar Challenger trac tor with rubber tracks," says Tom Ahem, of Ballintubber Enterprises Ltd., Ireland, manufactuer of a full track system for farm tractors that replaces both front and rear wheels.
The track system can be fitted with either "Nyrim" pads (a combination of nylon and rubber) or metal grousers. Length and width of track can be varied but standard width is 4 ft. wide and length about 14 ft. Width of spacing of the two tracks can also be varied to suit user.
"We feel this system makes for an even better low ground pressure machine be-cause the tracks are gear driven and won't slip, unlike Caterpillar's belt-type tracks which have had some slippage problems," says Ahem.
No modification is required to tractor and the tracks drive directly off the tractor's final drive. Each track pivots independently for running over tough terrain. Tracks are tensioned hydraulically. The tractor half axles are supported by "outriggers", removing the extra pressure on tractor axle housing and bearing.
A set of full tracks sells for $24,000. The company also makes half tracks.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ballintubber Enterprises, Ltd., Castlerea, Co Roscommon, Ireland (ph 353907-55024; fax 0907 55102).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #5