Daniel Butler is a salesman for Pacific Ag Rentals in California, and it pleases him to sell tools that help farmers to be more efficient and competitive. One of the tools that he has been selling for the last 10 years is the S-TECH 600R, a Soucy track system designed for row crops cultures.
Vegetable production is a competitive industry as the world consumption of vegetables never ceases. The demand on the farmers keeps them moving at a high pace in normal conditions. Add rain and the game changes dramatically. Rain can delay scheduled plantings, prohibit plant care such as cultivation, spraying and fertilizing because you simply cannot get a tractor into the field. This is where the S-TECH 600R can change the game.
Stay on schedule no matter the weather The track kits for row crops adapt onto a wheel tractor, effectively reducing the PSI by expanding the footprint of the tractor and spreading out the load in the furrow. This allows farmers to get into the field in wet conditions that would normally be prohibitive with standard wheels. Unlike traditional “track layers” or “cleat tracks”, these kits are designed to be taken off in the dry season to allow the tractor to be used year-round. However, many farmers choose to leave them on year-round to take advantage of wet conditions caused by irrigation. Either way, this provides a competitive advantage to the farmer to stay on schedule with harvest dates and overall plant health.
Versatile in many types of crops Yet another competitive advantage that Soucy tracks provide is that the 12-inch tracks are paired with tractors from 75 HP to 220 HP, giving tremendous versatility to the farmer for many crop needs. Traditional “wet condition” tractor options have lower lift capacities and inferior hydraulic capacities compared to the tractors that can be used with Soucy kits. This narrow track system is also offered with 16-inch tracks.
Easy installation Soucy kit sprockets and frames are made of cast iron and the tracks and mid rollers are made with our proprietary rubber compound. The oil bath bearings on the S-TECH 600R are ideal for reduced maintenance. There is a dynamic track tensioner for easy track adjustment and track wear is comparable to tire wear. The kits are easily installed and removed by one tech and store easily with few loose components.
To work on your farm operation, the S-TECH 600R is an unbelievably valuable tool. Most of Daniel’s customer have purchased multiple kits once they have seen the advantages that Soucy kits deliver.