1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Latest New Custom Tracks From Omnitrac
New track system features a 15-in. wide track with positive drive mounted on a pair of 22-in. dia. driver wheels. Available for Deere Gator, Polaris Big Boss, Polaris Ranger, and Kawasaki Mule. "It adds terrific traction and flotation, especially on soft ground," says Omnitrac's Dennis Wilkinson. Sells for $1,595.
SP Forage Harvester Tracks
This harvester system for Claas, Ford New Holland, and Deere self-propelled forage choppers uses a 30-in. wide positive drive track mounted on a 68-in. dia. driver wheel with 26-in. steel idlers and 12-in. steel rollers. Wheelbase is 64 in. The 68-in. dia. driver wheel matches the harvester's original tire size. Track widths of 18 to 36 in. are available. "The track provides terrific contact with the ground," says Wilkinson. "The same system can also be used on Deere cotton pickers and on several different brands of combines." Sells for about $26,000, depending on track width.
Half-Tracks For Tractors
A new-style half track system consists of a pair of 12 to 36-in. wide positive drive tracks for Massey Ferguson and other tractor brands in the 50 to 200 hp range. Wheel-base is 51 in., idlers 22 in. in dia. The Massey-Ferguson tractor shown is equipped with 12-in. wide tracks . The California owner says it allows him to cultivate in narrow rows.
The company says it also plans to develop tracks for 4-WD pickups, and even for wheelchairs. The tracks will allow wheelchairs to go up and down stairways and over street curbs with ease.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Omnitrac, Box 520, 2210 East "L" Ave., La Grande, Ore. 97850 (ph 541 963-0139; fax 0768).
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