Vimcor Track Systems offers new way to travel
Vimcor Track Systems, a subsidiary of farm machinery manufacturer Davimac, produces transferable tracks that can be mounted to “pretty much everything”.
The transferable, hub-mount tracks will enable farmers to have tracks on a chaser bin during harvest and then transfer them to an air seeder for planting. Using basic tools usually at hand, and a forklift or front-end loader, the Vimcor tracks can be transferred from one implement to another in about half an hour.
““Pull your wheels off and bolt your track on to your machine — whether it’s a spray cart, an air cart or a chaser bin — and then away you go,” Vimcor Director Shannon McNab said.
The tracks are readily fitted to equipment with 10 or 12 stud hubs with appropriate clearance and feature a low-profile Continental tread pattern to reduce compaction and vibration, and to soil disturbance when turning. They have a strong reinforced frame with a comparably high-handling capability of up to 35 tonnes. Each track is mounted on two track-end wheels and supported by two track mid-wheels with width options of 24 inches or 36 inches.
The hub-mounted tracks currently being evaluated by farmers who have fitted them to implements such as cultivators and seeders.
“Farmers who have so far used the tracks have commented on the heavy duty design and smoothness of the operation,” said Shannon. “One of the things we’ve spent quite a lot of time on is making them so they’ve got a very good seal arrangement on the hubs to keep the dirt out of the bearings, which increases the working life of them considerably.”
“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,” said Shannon.
The new Vimcor Hub Mount Tracks will be on display at the upcoming Agquip and Henty field days.