Tracks tread lightly

November 2006
Farmers Weekly;11/3/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 18, Special Section p5
Trade Publication
The article presents the results of a study conducted by Dirk Ansorge, a German engineering student, regarding the difference tracks made when fitted to a large combine harvester. Ansorge found that with tracks, soil movement between depths of 100mm (4in) and 600mm (23in) was reduced by an average of 65% compared to tires, and that the initial soil loading from tracks was greater it was contained within cultivation depth, and that after 400mm (15in) there was statistically little difference with an uncompacted soil.


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