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Add-On Tracks For Smaller Size Tractors
Visitors to the recent California Farm Equipment Show got to see the Mattracks track conversion system mounted on a 50 hp Deere MFWD tractor. For years, Mattracks tracks have been available to fit any 4-WD vehicle including pickups, vans, and SUV's (Vol. 19, No. 6 and Vol. 23, No. 5). Now they're available for smaller 4-WD tractors. It consists of four separate sets of 16-in. wide tracks.
  The new Track-Tor-Assist conversion system features a patent pending gear system that allows different gearing to be used to compensate for the many different tire and gear ratios used in front wheel assist tractors up to 85 hp. They're also designed to retrofit to center pivot irrigation systems.
  "The conversion system takes less than an hour to install and requires no modification. You simply remove the wheels and bolt the tracks on in their place," says Jerry Brazier, vice president of sales and marketing.
  The company also introduced a new, improved version of its Trail-R-Mate trailer track conversion for non-powered, solid axle implements units such as sprayers, wagons, etc. It now features a pneumatic suspension that provides a smoother ride. It takes only about 20 minutes to install a pair of Trailer-R-Mates, again with no modification.
  Mattracks also had on display one of their five different 4-WD pickup and light truck track conversions that are available for up to 1 1/2-ton vehicles. The tracks turn a light truck into a flotation machine that can be driven at speeds up to 40 mph.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mattracks, Inc., 202 Cleveland Ave. E., Karlstad, Minn. 56732 (ph 218 436-7000; fax 7500; Website: www.mattracks.com).

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