What is That? Tires vs. Tracks

April 21, 2020

Tractors are the power horses that get farm jobs done, for example tractors are currently being used to pull planters across fields to plant corn and soybeans. Today, most tractors have wheels but some are equipped with tracks. Tracks and tires perform differently depending on field conditions and load scenarios.

Last year’s wet spring and fall prompted a few farmers to switch from tires to tracks on their tractors. Farmers make a choice between wheel type based on a number of factors, such as uses, field conditions, and cost.