MANY agricultural engineers have long sought means of utilizing the undoubted advantages of track-laying vehicles; that is, superior traction and flotation. However, because of mechanical inefficiencies and high cost, tracks had not gained any wide-spread favor until the development of the rubber track shortly before the war.
The impetus of war brought a period of intensive research into the uses of rubber tracks, and Mr. Slemmons believes that the rubber track is destined to be more and more widely used in farm work.
In this article he discusses in detail the means by which rubber tracks have been applied to various vehicles. He discusses these tracks under the three general headings: