Agriculture | Best practices | 16.05.24


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Camso tracks increase mobility and floatation on tractors and farm machinery while reducing soil compaction. However, one of the most persistent challenges faced by track tractor owners is the wear on the tracks when these robust vehicles traverse the roads. While avoiding road travel is often unrealistic, implementing certain practices can significantly reduce the strain on the tractor's rubber tracks, ensuring longevity and optimal performance. By following these guidelines, you can minimize the wear experienced by rubber tracks during transit between fields:

Reduce Speed

When it comes to longer distances or durations, it's important to keep in mind that reducing your travel speed can help reduce the rate of heat buildup within the tracks. By reducing speed, the strain on the tracks is diminished, reducing the likelihood of wear and tear. Always refer to your OE manual for maximum roading speed.

Reduce Weight

Limit the load to reduce the wear on your rubber tracks during longer distances and duration. By reducing the weight carried, the pressure exerted on the tracks is minimized, mitigating excessive strain and potential damage. By prioritizing load management, track tractor owners can optimize the longevity of their equipment and reduce the need for frequent maintenance or replacement.

Follow Operator Manual Roading Recommendations

Following the operator manual’s roading recommendation is essential for track tractor owners to ensure optimal performance and minimizing wear. Implementing best roading practices, such as traveling during cooler periods like mornings, evenings, or nights, helps reduce heat-related strain on the tracks. Choosing gravel or dirt roads rather than pavement or concrete is another best practice. Additionally, avoiding the center of the road crown and the edge of the pavement prevents uneven pressure distribution and potential damage.
These guidelines will ensure track tractor owners minimize the wear on their rubber tracks during road travel. While the challenges posed by road travel may persist, proactive measures can significantly mitigate the associated risks and ensure the sustained efficiency and durability of these essential farming machinery.
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