Mattracks Debuts New Narrow Tracks For Row Crop Farming

Proven to significantly reduce compaction, increase yields

Published online: Feb 01, 2024 New Products
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Karlstad, MN – Mattracks, the company that started it all 30 years ago with the conception, design and production of the first rubber track conversion system, has engineered yet another one-of-a-kind product.

The company announced availability of the narrowest tracks in the industry, starting at only 9.6 inches (243mm) and ranging up to 12 inches wide. Specifically designed for row crops, the newly released narrow tracks can reduce compaction by up to 40 percent, as compared to tires, contributing to higher yields and profits.

“For row crop farmers, soil compaction is the number one concern,” commented Dan Laux, VP of Operations for Mattracks. “Tires compact the soil in between rows which can significantly reduce the effectiveness of fertilizers and chemicals. Our new narrow track models have significantly higher ground contact area as compared to tires of the same width, thus minimizing compaction, and ultimately producing higher yields.”

Mattrack’s innovative narrow row crop track options include the 9.6-inch Track-tor-Assist (TA) 9000-LM-1010 as well as 12-inch narrow track options - all available exclusively from Mattracks. The company recently fulfilled custom orders of its TA 3500 and TA 5000 tracks – replacing the standard 16-inch track with the new 12-inch option. Mattracks’ non-driven Trail-R-Mate (TM) tracks have also been built with 12-inch narrow tracks.

“On top of the obvious ability to traverse through terrain that tires cannot, row crop tracks are extremely valuable in reducing soil compaction,” commented a 6,000-acre farmer in the upper Midwest. “By minimizing fertilizer run-off and chemical waste, we anticipate an increased yield. There’s no doubt in my mind that these tracks will pay for themselves within the next 12 months.”

Mattracks’ track conversion systems feature an exclusive rubber torsion anti-torque system and internal rubber torsion rocker suspension. Also unique to Mattracks, is a concentric pivot frame designed to reduce track slack variation during suspension travel. Built with steel frames and an all-terrain, self-cleaning tread style, Mattracks has earned a reputation for exceptional product quality, durability and safety.

For more information, visit https://www.mattracks.co/r/narrow-row-crop.