Michelin adds track technology with Camso acquisition

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is looking to capitalise on the popularity of track systems on agricultural and other off-road vehicles by acquiring Camso, a well-known name in this field.

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Michelin’s OTR (off the road) business will be merged with the Canadian group to form a new division based in Quebec.

Camso (named Camoplast until 2015) became a market leader in rubber tracks for tractors, harvesters and field implements such as planters after it acquired Caterpillar’s rubber track technology and US plants in 2002.

Camso’s latest track conversion system for harvesting machinery – the CTS High Speed – can run at up to 37kph (23mph).

The CTS High Speed design is now available on Case IH Axial Flow 140/240 Series, Claas Lexion and New Holland CX5/CX6 combines, as well as Fendt and Massey Ferguson straw-walker combines and all John Deere models.