The wheel thing…

8 May 1998

The wheel thing…

TERRA tyres or row crop wheels, its all the same to the new Horsch All-Trac AT 200 (L).

It is claimed to be the only vehicle capable of being equipped with either type of running gear, enabling it to be used all year round as a self-propelled sprayer and slurry tanker, or as a grain trailer.

Power comes from a 188hp six-cylinder Cummins driving through a 30-speed gearbox to all four wheels. Road speed, according to tyres, is up to 37mph and the All-Trac can be fitted with a rigid or computer controlled steerable rear axle.

This allows crab-steer mode to be selected electronically, which is said to enable the vehicle, when fitted with special narrow tyres, to drive between the rows in maize crops up to 1.5m (5ft) high.

Small in comparison to other models in the Horsch range, the All-Trac is 6.1m (20ft) long and 3m (10ft) high and has a 4.5m (15ft) wheelbase. Track width is adjustable from 1.8m to 2.25m; unladen weight is 7.2t.

Various bodies are available: Slurry tanks up to 10,000 litres, 11t capacity spreaders and 5000-litre spray tanks with 36m booms. Despite the high payload the company says the All-Trac, fully loaded, has a ground pressure of 400g/sq cm. Price of the All-Trac 200 (L) is from £80,000.

Horschs All-Trac AT 200 (L)is designed as a multi-purpose load carrier.

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