Updates for Rowtrac versions of the Case IH Quadtrac and Magnum tractors include a new high-durability traction belt option allowing faster transit speeds on the road, and an additional traction belt width to suit particular cropping situations.
Rowtrac versions of the Quadtrac 420, 470 and 500 run on purpose-designed track frames carrying relatively narrow traction belts with a longer contact patch than the regular design, and with settings to suit different crop row spacings.
For 2019, the tractors will be available with 18in, 24in and 30in traction belts (losing the 16in size) but also a 21in size that caters for additional crop row configurations.
All 4 sizes can be had with regular traction belts or the new Camso RD 4500 Series, which is designed to allow these tractors to run at their top speed – 40kph (25mph) – without restriction, including when towing implements. That is up to 50% faster than before, points out Camso, resulting in faster journeys between yard and field.
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Detail changes for all Quadtrac tractors are aimed at daily checks and routine maintenance, including a bolt-on design for the track frame wheels and a new axle assembly.
In North America, the tractors now come with a 3-year, 2000-hour warranty, factory-fitted telematics for remote data collection, performance and location monitoring, guidance and prescription map downloads via AFS Connect.
The Rowtrac configuration is available on 462hp, 517hp and 550hp versions of the tractors, which are available with PowerDrive powershift or CVXDrive continuously variable transmissions.
Company: Case IH
Name: Quadtrac Rowtrac
Type: Row-crop tracked tractors
Key feature: Track frame configuration, traction belt widths and track settings to suit different row crops; new ‘high speed’ traction belt option allows 40kph (25mph) road speed
More info: www.caseih.com