ContiTech USA Inc. is showcasing a new monitoring concept for the Trackman at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany.
ContiTech, a division of Continental AG, is calling it a "first-of-its-kind" concept.
The track sensing technology incorporates a microchip molded into the tread of the track, and it communicates directly with a user-friendly monitor in the cab to provide operators with real-time data.
“This interaction allows the tractor operator with the information needed to predictively maintain its tracks, avoiding downtime altogether. It’s a direct result of Continental’s global focus of knowledge sharing and vision of tomorrow’s needs.
“In the future, targeted monitoring will enable predictive maintenance, which means that operators can respond to components before downtime occurs and replace them accordingly.”
Agritechnica is being held Nov. 12-18, 2017, and Continental is exhibiting in Hall 3, Stand F19.
For more information on Continental's rubber tracks, visit www.ContinentalTrackman.com.