Magog, Quebec, February 17 – Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, unveils a new Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system and; the new Camso AG 2500 track offering a more economical yet high-quality track option for general Ag applications.
Faster roading speed with tracked Combines
Camso’s next generation CTS for combines allows the harvesting machines to reach road speeds similar to wheeled combines with its integrated final drive system. It matches the right gear to the right speed allowing combines to move faster from field to field.
“For many customers with spread-out field locations, this new suspended CTS with higher speed for combines is the first and only 100% bolt-on solution that allows operators to achieve road speeds comparable to wheeled machines, but with improved ride quality and mobility in the field,” says Martin Lunkenbein Business Line Executive Director, Agriculture. “It will be available for the 2017 harvest season for John Deere STS and S Series Combines.”
The new CTS features a frame suspension system and double oscillating wheels that improve ground contact on uneven surfaces, improve machine stability and header placement for more efficient harvesting and overall better operator comfort. In addition to this, its 12% larger footprint further reduces ground compaction and field damage to maximize the quality of harvesting operations. The new conversion track system also increases the combine’s mobility and flotation for better access to fields with soft ground conditions.
New, Industry comparable track at a lower price point
Camso also brings to market its new 2500 series track for standard Ag applications and field work at a competitive price point. Built with the same process and high quality standards as all of the company’s rubber tracks, they feature Camso’s exclusive endless single cure technology that ensures high performance and durability.
“Tractors performing standard Ag applications is the largest, most competitive segment in the market,” explains Eric Blondeau, Business Line Executive Director, Tracks and Wheels – Agriculture at Camso. “We’re committed to redefining this segment with the Camso 2500, which is engineered to perform as well as competitive rubber track products but at a lower out-of-pocket expense. With an average cost saving of 15 percent per hour of operation, we’re delivering the same proven Camso track performance for less money,” concludes Blondeau.
The AG 2500 Series tracks are available for all friction-drive tractors, including the John Deere 8RT and 9RT tractors as well as the AGCO MT700 and MT800 platforms. Both new products, Camso high speed CTS for combines and Camso AG 2500 track, will be unveiled at National Farm Machinery show on February 15th and available for purchase through Camso’s network of distributors and dealers in Spring 2017.
About Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal
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 that 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.