French firm Hubertrack has developed an unusual low ground pressure vehicle called the HHTrack100. Designed and built in-house in Charente (near Cognac), the manufacturer says the two 550mm-wide rubber tracks put down a 2.7m² footprint, and the pressure below them is claimed as a low 150g/m². This allows the 4-tonne vehicle to get onto land without causing damage in less than ideal conditions, says the company, even when carrying a 2-tonne payload.

The range of equipment the vehicle can accommodate includes a sprayer, fertiliser spreader, tipping body and a hedgecutter. Power comes from a 4cyl 100hp Deutz 3.6-litre engine (100-litre fuel tank), the hydrostatic transmission is joystick controlled, and the vehicle comes in at under 2.5m high, has a length of 3.6m and is 2.25m wide. Prices start from around €175,000, and the two machines sold so far both work in France. The list of options includes air-conditioning in the cab, and a rear PTO.