NEW HOLLAND INTRODUCES SMARTTRAX™ II TO T9 SERIES TRACTOR MODELS
• New Track design with Agricultural Traction lug for extended life.
• Increased Traction & Floatation with reduced soil compaction.
New Holland has released the SmartTrax™ offering for model year 2018 via the T9 Series tractors with the SmartTrax™ II Standard Track featuring a durable Agricultural traction Lug.
“With more brands offering a track solution for high HP tractors the T9 SmartTrax™ II release has been a welcome addition to the New Holland T9 wheeled line-up”, said Marc Smith Product Manager for New Holland T9 tractors.
“The uptake of track equipped tractors in the higher HP segments has grown considerably over the past 5 years. Customers are looking for a tractor that provide increased performance where required in different applications on the farm”.
The Standard track modules, fitted at factory are designed with an Agricultural lug tread on the T9.615 & T9.670 models. This lug has a tread height of 50 mm ( 2” ), spaced 150 mm ( 6” ) apart offering improved traction over wheels in a variety of soil conditions.
Both the New Holland T9.615 and T9.670 SmartTrax™ II models offer a standard 36-inch-wide track, which provides 2,800 square inches of ground contact per module, for a total footprint of 11,200 square inches. Traction is maximised for heavy tillage equipment and large seeders when operating in a host of varying soil conditions. The large footprint increases traction and flotation while reducing soil compaction and damage, which leads to increased soil fertility and water drainage.
Overall benefits of the SmartTrax™ II system include:
Full Power Turns
Articulated steering maximises the ability of all four tracks to remain on the ground at all time, not just in a straight line. This enables the torque to be equally transferred during the turn, reducing both loss of traction and soil disturbance.
Superior Ground Contact
Thanks to the oscillating track modular design, uneven terrain is no match for the T9 Series SmartTrax™ II. The tracks will simply follow the contour of the ground to ensure that the operator maximises traction and reduces potential slip. This also increases flotation and reduces compaction to maximize soil fertility and water drainage.
Positive, Efficient Drive
SmartTrax™ II features the largest drive wheel in the industry. It is a 100% direct drive system — no friction elements that can slip under very wet conditions.
With eight drive lugs engaged at all times, the load per lug is reduced for extended durability. An integrated scraper helps reduce soil build-up between the drive and belt lugs to maintain alignment and drive lug engagement.
The T9 Series SmartTrax™ II model comes equipped with additional Camoplast 5500 Series 36” track belt, engineered for use in tough conditions in the new Standard Track design. The 5500 Series tracks are the right choice for operating on side hills and abrasive underfoot conditions. Camoplast 5500 tracks feature an improved carcass construction that greatly reduces damage reaching the main cables. By reducing the damage that reaches the main cables, track life is improved and overall cost of operation is decreased.