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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Aug 26, 2015 07:25 AM CDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (DTN) -- Tracked-tractor users have another option to consider. John Deere used its Waterloo tractor factory on Tuesday as the site to introduce the 9RX Series of high horsepower tracked tractors. Deere's 9 Series tractors now have wheels, two tracks and four tracks to accompany its 9RT Series.

Why four tracks? Articulated tractors with four tracks are better than non-articulating tractors with two tracks for some customers' circumstances, said Jerry Griffith, John Deere mid- and large-tractor product marketing manager. With their long, powerful bases, two tracks give excellent straight-line pulling, but they tend to slip during turns. Because ...

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