FARGO, N.D. — When Camoplast Solideal did a name change two years ago to become just plain Camso, it also did a complete re-engineering job on its popular TTS series of ag tow tracks.
The upgrades are intended to increase the longevity of the tracks, says Troy Amundson of Premium Ag Solutions in Hiterdahl, Minn.
Amundson brought the TTS to the Big Iron farm show in Fargo so that farmers could inspect the new design for themselves.
“This was a complete re-think to make the system more robust. For example, they’ve gone away from the turnbuckle design completely and put all the strength into the module itself,” said Amundson.
“They’ve gone from greaseable bearings to all oil bath hubs, which stretches the longevity of everything else. Most other tracks on the market still have greaseable bearings. That’s a major maintenance issue for farmers.
“There’s been a minor increase in price, of course, because it costs more to build like this. But that’s more than offset by the increased durability and longer working life of the tracks.”
TTS tracks are available in widths of 15 to 30 inches with load capacities of 40,000 to 100,000 pounds. The unit on display had 15 inch tracks and 40,000 lb. capacity.
“In any line of farm equipment, guys are looking more and more at the time and money spent on maintenance,” Amundson said.
“Things like oil bath bearings go a long way toward keeping your cart working without major maintenance.”