FIRST LOOK: Versatile tractor on tracks?

FIRST LOOK: Versatile tractor on tracks?

Farm Industry News received an anonymous tip last month that Versatile would be coming out with a high-horsepower tractor on tracks. Well, now we have some proof that such a tractor exists.

You Tube clips shot two weeks ago at the 2013 Versatile Dealer Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., showed a Versatile tractor on tracks, an unprecedented move made by the Canadian company Buhler Industries, Versatile’s parent company. 

Watch the unveiling at Versatile's dealer meeting last month [5] 

“Here is what legends are made of,” says Adam Reid, Versatile’s director of marketing at the beginning of one of the clips.  “And I hope you remember where you were the first time you laid eyes on the newest member of the Versatile family. The new, the legendary, Versatile Delta Track.”

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See the action: Watch the Versatile Delta Track being trucked away at the 2013 Versatile Dealer Meeting [7]

The new Versatile Delta Track marks the company’s first entry in the tracked tractor market. Versatile has gone with a four-track system instead of two, the same path Case IH carved with its popular Quadtrac [8] and Rowtrac tractors [9]. Other companies, such as John Deere and AGCO Challenger use a two-track system.

Sources say the Canadian tracked tractor will be publically launched this summer.

Read about the company’s other lines of equipment [10].