Magog, QC, February 5, 2019 – Camso unveiled its proven performance CTS High Speed conversion track system, newly available for Case IH combines for North America, during this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Camso is firmly committed to driving farming forward and is focused on developing innovative solutions that help farmers improve efficiency, lower operating costs and improve productivity. We have added to our extensive product portfolio with the addition of this CTS High Speed. Previously, it was only offered for John Deere S Series combines, but now we’re making it available for Case IH 7, 8, and 9 combines,” said Martin Lunkenbein, Service and Aftermarket Sales Executive Director – Agriculture, for Camso.
To help producers get into their fields faster than ever before, the new CTS High Speed features an integrated final drive to achieve speeds up to 23 mph, similar to a wheeled combine. This 100 percent bolt-on solution only takes a couple of hours to install and provides a larger footprint that reduces ground pressure by 70 percent. CTS High Speed comes with 36-inch wide, high-traction tracks.
Beyond its new CTS High Speed offering, Camso shared information about its current incentive program that offers customers a $1,000 credit when they exchange their old track for a brand new Camso track. As part of its certified remanufactured tracks and wheels program launched last year, the credit applies to a used track core that is 25 inches wide or more and which meets Camso’s acceptance criteria. The used cores are then remanufactured using the same original materials and quality that go into Camso products and are resold.
“We provide solutions for track customers who want multiple lives from their tracks and wheels,” Lunkenbein said. “Customers can return their original product to their local dealer and have it remanufactured by Camso, or they can choose to buy a certified remanufactured product directly from our inventory. We will be adding more. Please keep in touch for the news.”
During the show Camso displayed its next generation 4500 High Roading Track series for the new and updated Case IH Steiger and Magnum Rowtrac tractors. “This is an important addition to our product portfolio as tractors are required to travel greater distances between fields and to pull larger implements than ever before,” Lunkenbein said. “It’s part of our commitment to provide solutions as farming evolves. We responded to customers who told us they want to spend less time on the road and be able to get into their fields faster. These tracks do that.”
Now, Case IH Rowtrac tractors will be able to reach speeds up to 25 mph on the narrow tracks. Compared to its previous generation of High Roading tracks, Lunkenbein said this latest version is up to 50 percent faster when carrying implements. “It’s about maximizing uptime in the field and on the road,” he said.
Camso-equipped products could be found in numerous OEM booths throughout the show, including John Deere, Case IH, AGCO and Kinze.
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who place 100% of their effort on 11% of the global tire and track market—the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centres and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso supplies its products to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) under the names Camso and Solideal and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.