20 years of tracked technology

1992 Steiger Quadtrac

Case IH led global development of track technology back in the early 1990s, releasing the first tracked tractor nearly 20 years ago. Source: AFDJ eNews

“Case IH developed the idea of using tracks as a way of putting more power to the ground and eliminating power hop, improving traction and leaving no berms,” Bruce Healy, Case IH Brand Leader – Australia said.

“When we developed track technology on tractors, we set the benchmark—which the rest of the industry continues to chase—but we haven’t sat still; we’re continually evolving the technology. And of course, we’ve set the performance bar even higher for our 2016 models.

“Additionally, the Case IH dealer network is extremely experienced in servicing tracked machines, having done it for nearly two decades.

“People should never underestimate the value of having dealer service staff who can ensure machines are running to their full potential whenever they are needed.

“It’s that expertise that gives our customers peace of mind when they invest in a Case IH tracked tractor or combine.”

From that first 9370 Steiger Quadtrac, track technology is now incorporated across numerous Case IH tractor and combine models, including Steiger Quadtrac, Steiger Rowtrac, Axial-Flow combines and the Magnum Rowtrac family that Case IH launched earlier in 2015.

Steiger Quadtrac and Rowtrac models have a four-track system—with four individually driven, oscillating tracks—ensuring maximum manoeuvrability while increasing traction and reducing compaction and soil disturbance.

The track-wheel combination in Magnum Rowtrac models gives farmers row-crop flexibility.