It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and under carriages rolled into farm fields. Most of those early tractors were in the 200 to 400 horsepower range. In the past decade however, many of those smaller tractors are… Read More

What do you do when farm customers need a tractor tire that delivers the flexibility to handle front-end loader jobs along with being able to work in row crops? That was the challenge tractor manufacturer Kubota faced earlier this year as its M7 series tractor users asked for a high-capacity loader tire with the additional… Read More

The Goodyear R14T crossover tire is now available for a full range of compact tractors up to 150 horsepower. The crossover tire — a unique hybrid of different tread styles designed for any job in the field or around the farm — was launched last year by Titan International. In February, at the National Farm Machinery Show… Read More

Look for speedier tracked combines this fall as Camso brings its Conversion Track System – CTS High Speed — to Case IH combines across North America. After successfully launching CTS High Speed on John Deere S Series combines, Camso announced earlier this month at the National Farm Machinery Show at  Louisville, Kentucky, that the track system will be… Read More

The reality is that farms are getting bigger and fields farther apart. Time spent on the road is time not spent doing field work, so there’s a lot of focus right now on tracks that handle travel at road speed to get between fields faster. RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner caught up with Martin Lunkenbein, Camso’s business… Read More

Practical? Probably not. Fun? Certainly. A clear reminder of the value of flotation when it comes to farm machinery tires? That too. Tire manufacturer Mitas is utilizing a retention pond on the Farm Progress Show grounds near Boone, Iowa this week to demonstrate the flotation capability of the company’s tires, outfitted on a New Holland T4 tractor…. Read More

Quebec-based track manufacturer Camso has reached a deal to be bought by Michelin for US$1.45 billion, as the French tire company looks to expand its presence in the off-the-road (OTR) market. The agreement will see the two companies’ OTR operations combined into a new division that will be managed from Camso’s headquarters in Magog, Quebec…. Read More

Camso is giving new life to worn tracks. Earlier this month, the Quebec-based company unveiled its certified remanufactured program, giving farmers the ability to rebuild and reuse worn tracks. “When customers participate in our program, Camso takes their old tracks and puts new tread bars on the carcass, remanufacturing the used tracks and giving them… Read More

A wet harvest has led some Western Canadian farmers to make the switch from tires to tracks on combines, tractors and grain carts. “The tracks are going to give you the decrease in slippage and a bit of extra floatation, and that’s what people are looking for right now,” notes Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with… Read More