Rubber tracks and road travel are not a good combination when frictional effects increase the temperature of the rubber, resulting in increased lug wear. Help is at hand in the form of intelligent rubber track technology from Continental. Fitted within the carcass, a sensor monitors the temperature of the rubber. Readings are displayed on a terminal, and the driver is alerted when the temperature rises to critical levels.

Claimed as a world first, the on display at Agritechnica next month allows the driver to tailor the speed as efficiently as possible, which says Continental, results in a longer rubber track service life.