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New Vim­cor hub-mount tracks are de­signed to be heavy duty but kind to soils

Farms & Farm Machinery - - News -

Vim­cor has re­leased its new­est hub-mount trans­fer­able track un­der­car­riages in Aus­tralia.

De­signed to re­duce soil com­paction, in­crease flota­tion, im­prove yields and lower op­er­at­ing costs, the pur­pose-built Vim­cor un­der­car­riage tracks adapt to your ex­ist­ing equip­ment.

The new hub-mount trans­fer­able track un­der­car­riage is an Aus­tralian man­u­fac­tur­ing first, Vim­cor says. The hub mount tracks pro­vide farm­ers with the flex­i­bil­ity to use the tracks on a chaser bin dur­ing har­vest, for ex­am­ple, and then trans­fer it onto an air seeder dur­ing plant­ing.

Vim­cor tracks can be trans­ferred from one im­ple­ment to an­other within half an hour by us­ing ba­sic hand tools and a fork­lift or front-end loader.

The tracks come ready fit­ted to equip­ment with 10 or 12 stud hubs and have a re­in­forced frame; each track is mounted on two track end-wheels and sup­ported by two track mid-wheels with width op­tions of 24 or 36 inches.

Among the fea­tures of the new sys­tem are: a strong re­in­forced frame de­sign with a han­dling ca­pac­ity of 30 tonnes or 35 tonnes de­pend­ing on the model; shal­low belt pat­tern and a ground con­tact of more than 2.275m, which sig­nif­i­cantly in­creases flota­tion and re­duces soil com­paction with min­i­mal berming; and an in­built hy­draulic ac­cu­mu­la­tor sys­tem that al­lows con­stant track ten­sion to be eas­ily main­tained.

The lat­ter has an easy-to-check pres­sure gauge and pres­sure re­lease sys­tem.

Vim­cor man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Shan­non McNab (pic­tured) says field tri­als of the hub-mount tracks have been promis­ing

“Farm­ers who have so far used the tracks have com­mented on the heavy-duty de­sign and smooth­ness of the op­er­a­tion,” McNab says.

“Those who have seen our track sys­tems work­ing are im­pressed with how well the track un­der­car­riages turn and how lit­tle soil dis­tur­bance there is.

“This is due to the very large 4.16-square-me­tre track foot­print (36-inch track un­der­car­riage) which greatly re­duces soil pres­sure.,” he adds.

Vim­cor Track Sys­tems, a sub­sidiary of Chaser Bin man­u­fac­turer Dav­i­mac, has been op­er­at­ing in Aus­tralia for two years.

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