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Kinze Sof-Track system
If you've been looking for ways to "compaction proof" manure tank wagons, grain carts or other heavy towed equipment, Kinze Manufacturing's "Sof- Trak" system may be the answer.
Still under experimental field testing, it features a non-driven rubber-belted running gear which serves as a universal carrier for several pieces of equipment, such as a manure spreader, spray tank or grain cart. The carrier is equipped with a special frame which makes it easy for one person, working alone, to mount or dismount equipment.
Kinze buys the rubber track from Cater-pillar. The under-carriage and mid-wheels are Kinze-built.
Here's how estimated cost of the experimental "Soft Track" system pencils out:
Kinze sells its popular 640 model grain cart for $8,950. You can get it equipped with conventional rubber tires (24.5 by 32) and adjustable axle for an additional $4,758, or with a rubber non-powered "Sof-Trak" for an additional $20,000 to $25,000 (prices have not yet been set for the experimental system). The latter cost would then be spread over however many pieces of equipment you use on the universal carrier.
For the past two years, Kinze has offered non-interchangeable rubber tracks as a factory-equipped option on its 640 and 840 grain carts.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kinze Mfg., PO Box 806, Williamsburg, Iowa 52361 (319 668-1300).

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