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New Add On Rubber Tractor Tracks
New Add-On Rubber Tractor Tracks - A new add-on track system, designed to convert existing tractors to rubber tracks, has been developed by ag engineers in England. The tracks support the weight of tractor on four rollers and a rear idler fixed to a sub-frame which is in turn attached to the main tractor frame by a parallel linkage suspension system incorporating hydraulic dampers and air springs. Because of their superior suspension, the tracks allow higher field speeds. They're direct-driven by sprockets mounted on the drive axles. Tracks are no wider than a normal tractor tire but cover twice as much ground area, cutting compaction in half. They can be mounted on any 2-WD or 4-WD. No modification required. Production of tracks is in the process of being licensed to manufacturers. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Dwyer, Silsoe Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford MK45 41IS England (ph 0525 60000; fax 0525 60156).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #3