There are several products available to convert planters, combines, grain carts, fertilizer carts, and other implements to rubber tracks. The biggest brands in the market are Camso, Soucy, and Gramlow. We are dealers of each brand and will try to answer any questions you have about your specific situation. The original aftermarket tracks were LandLuvr and they’ve been improved on in many ways since 2005.
Planter tracks have proven to increase corn yields, in the entire field, by up to 8% over the same planter outfitted with super single tires. Click on this link to see the study done by Professor Andrew Klopfenstein at Ohio State University researching the benefits of rubber tracks vs tires. These yield gains should pay for the cost of the planter tracks in 1500 acres, even at today’s low corn prices. Most Deere DB and Case planters can be fit with tracks in 12″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, or 25″ track width options. New to 2020 are Camso High Speed tracks in 22″ and 25″ width. Many customers install these kits themselves in 3-12 hours without cutting or welding. Usually installation involves unbolting original axles and bolting new axles, row tips, and/or tapping into hydraulic lines.
Both rigid or steerable axles may be available for transport or guidance modes. Upgrading your planter to tracks often costs around $34-$40,000 for rigid axles and another $6-9,000 for a steerable option.
Currently tracks can be purchased for the following planters:
John Deere 1770NT / 1775NT,…Soucy
Below are links to more information regarding track conversions for planters, grain carts, combines, and custom applications…
Nick Harker (574)870-4437 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org