Frequently Asked Questions

PowerFlex Trax

There are no grease fittings on PowerFlex Trax modules, therefore, none to be serviced daily. The moving joints are packed with grease for lifetime lubrication. Transparent hub caps are provided for easy visual check of the hub oil levels and we recommend daily cleaning of material buildup between the wheels and track frames if necessary.
These systems are charged during module installation and do not require regular monitoring. An annual pressure check is recommended using the charge kit provided.
No, the drive wheel is open allowing material to fall between the drive wheel teeth.
With the High Speed Gearbox there is no speed reduction so full transport speed is up to 25 mph depending on combine capability. In hilly conditions the High Torque Gearbox option will provide more gradeability and transport speed will be up to 20-21 mph, again depending on combine capability.
Oscillation stops are provided on the track frame and the vehicle mounting adaptor that limit rotation of the track module.
There is no alignment necessary. By design the heavy duty undercarriage is very rigid insuring excellent alignment between the idler shafts. This eliminates the need for complex alignment mechanisms that need to be adjusted, serviced and replaced.
ATI has developed a new proprietary belt with ContiTech for the new PowerFlex Trax system. These belts have a thick carcass, and taller and wider traction lugs to work in all crops. Warranty is 4 years prorated by number of months of service.
Shipping or will call is from Mt. Vernon, IN
Yes, the John Deere mounting bracket will fit most late model John Deere combines as shown on the Vehicle Compatibility page. Moving from older to newer models may require some changes in drive shafts and couplers. The Case and New Holland combine adaptor mounting bracket will fit most late model Case/New Holland combines as shown on the Vehicle Compatibility page. Moving from older to newer models may require some changes in drive shafts and couplers. Switching from a John Deere combine to a Case/New Holland combine or vice versa will require a conversion kit that can be purchased from ATI.
No, PowerFlex Trax are only for combines.
No, PowerFlex Trax need to be mounted to a powered axle.
The first one you do will probably take two people 10 hours per combine. With more experience that should be reduced. Complete Installation, Operators, Parts, and Service Manuals are shipped with each track set.
Most traction lug wear occurs in roading so minimizing travel distance and weight will extend belt life. Combines transported longer distances should have the header removed and an empty grain tank. Combines can be transported with the header attached for intermediate distances, i.e. 10-15 miles as long as the belts are properly broken-in.
A stalk stomper is required with a cutting head to prevent help stubble damage to the tracks.
While the initial investment is higher, PowerFlex Trax tracks will provide the best ride possible compared to tires or other track systems. Their excellent performance, high reliability, and minimum service requirements provide high ownership value and a higher resale value. Reduced vibration input to your combine with PowerFlex Trax increases reliability and durability of the combine. If you choose they can be retained when the machine is traded and used on the next machine since they are already capable of the heavier machines in the future.
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High Idler & Standard Tracks

Shorter tracks allow the vehicle to turn easier. The ATI tracks provide the same or more ground contact area so flotation is the same or better than other track units.
There are no grease fittings on ATI track modules, therefore, none to be serviced daily. The spindle hub bearings are packed with grease for lifetime lubrication. The wheel hubs are filled with 15w40 engine oil for temperate applications and synthetic oil for arctic applications with only annual checking recommended. The only daily service is checking and cleaning material buildup between the wheels and track frame if necessary and observing the tension cylinder pressure gauge.
The system comes pre-tensioned and charged from the factory. A sight gauge allows regular observation of belt tension pressure. Belt tension is maintained by hydraulic pressure from accumulators.
No, a scraper mounted inside the drive wheel removes material continuously.
Unlike competitive units that can reduce speed up to 50% or more, the large diameter drive wheel on ATI tracks results in very little speed reduction. Depending on size of the tires removed, the speed reduction will usually be about 18%.
Oscillation stops are provided on the inside of the track module that mount to the axle housing or vehicle frame and limit rotation of the track module.
There is no alignment necessary. By design the undercarriage is very rigid and in manufacturing the shaft bores are all machined in one operation that insures excellent alignment between the bores. This, combined with the straight cables in the heavy duty Camoplast belts, eliminates the need for complex alignment mechanisms that need to be adjusted, serviced and replaced.
Shipping or will call is from Mt. Vernon, IN.
Yes, the majority of larger, late model combines have a 10 bolt rim pattern and 11 inch pilot center. The only requirement, if you are moving from one brand to a different brand, may be changing the oscillation stops. Oscillation stops can be purchased as a part item from ATI.
Yes, this installation will need different oscillation stops and potentially different adaptor plates to mount to the axle mounting flange.
No, tracks need to be mounted to a powered axle.
The first one you do will probably take two people 2.5-3 hours per module. With more experience that should be about 1.5 hours per module. Tractor installations will be slightly longer the first time to install the oscillation stops.
No, combines transported longer distances should have the header removed and an empty grain tank. Tractors, construction, geophysical equipment and forestry applications can be transported in field configuration.
A stalk stomper is required with a cutting head to help prevent stubble damage to the tracks.
Combines should be ordered with the Dual wheel option or 10" or larger spacer depending on what is available on that model.
The high idler configuration provides the ultimate in flotation with the aggressive approach angle allowing the module to climb over most obstacles. The approach angle also causes most surface debris to be pulled under the track eliminating a buildup ahead of the track in very soft soil conditions.
While the initial investment is higher, ATI tracks have a higher ownership and resale value. Their excellent performance, high reliability, and minimum service requirements provide high ownership value. If you choose they can be retained when the machine is traded and used on the next machine since they are already capable of the heavier machines in the future.
Just click on Contact Us on the website homepage and you will be directed to the correct sales contact for your area.