From spring planting to fall tillage, Challenger’s MT700 can serve many different needs on your farm. Equip it with narrow tracks for row crop work or use a 30- or 34-inch track setup for lugging your grain cart or performing tillage.

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Checking your MT700’s tracks for signs of wear now can prevent a breakdown (and a big headache) in the middle of fieldwork when every hour counts. If your MT700 needs new tracks, now is the time to source replacements so your workhorse is ready to drive your farm forward in the coming year. NTS Tire Supply has you covered with options from Camso, Firestone, and more. We’ve highlighted our favorite track models below based on our experience and feedback from NTS Tire Supply customers.

Camso: A Durable Track + Customer Favorite

Camso is the OEM supplier for the MT700 series and is also a favorite replacement track with customers, collecting plenty of positive feedback. Why? Because Camso tracks last longer than the competition, in our experience. 

Camso is known in the industry for its vulcanized (glued-on) lugs. While some manufacturers claim that this can cause the lugs to completely separate from the track’s body, we can tell you that, in our experience, this simply isn’t true, except in extremely rare circumstances. 

We feel that Camso’s vulcanizing process actually adds to the tracks’ durability. Focusing on the carcass as a separate manufacturing step allows Camso to ensure that the cables are spaced and aligned perfectly in the carcass. This allows the tracks to align better and run true for a longer-lasting track. True to the company’s promise, we’ve found that Camso tracks do deliver uniform tread wear, which could translate into “an extra season of work” before you have to replace them. Camso’s track lineup offers a 4-year or 2,000-hour warranty under agricultural usage.

Camso: The Only Track Supplier for MT738, 740 & 743 Models (2018+)

Camso is currently your only track option if you own a MT700 produced after late 2017—the current MT738, 740 and 743 models. Whether you own a newer Challenger or an earlier version from the MT700A through E series, Camso has a wide variety of models and widths available.

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Camso Tracks for MT700A-E Models

2500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 16, 18, 25 & 30. 

4500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 16, 18, 24, 25 & 30.

4500 Low Ground Disturbance
Available Widths (inches): 18 & 25.

6500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 14, 16, 18, 25 & 30. 

6500 High Roading
Available Widths (inches): 18 & 25.

Compare track options for Challenger MT738, 740 and 743 series track options

Camso Tracks for MT738, 740 & 743 Models

3500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 16, 18, 25, 30 & 34.

4500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 16, 18, 25, 30 & 34. 

4500 Low Ground Disturbance
Available Widths (inches): 18 & 25. 

5500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 16, 18, 25, 30 & 34.

6500 General Ag
Available Widths (inches): 14, 16, 18, 25, 30 & 34.

6500 High Roading
Available Widths (inches): 25 & 30.


Camso 4500 General Ag for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

4500 General Ag: Your Top Choice from Camso

Our favorite Camso track, the 4500 General Ag, balances a competitive price with reliability and performance. Equipped with Camso’s TrackShield™ carcass technology, the 4500 is 20% more resistant to punctures than its little brother, the 2500. Its tread bar balances traction, flotation, and cleanout for all-around performance in a wide variety of field conditions for most growers. Camso recommends the 4500 for tractors that perform tillage and row-crow applications for 500–1,000 hours per year.

Camso 4500 low ground disturbance for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

4500 Low Ground Disturbance: Maximum Weight Distribution

Compared to the standard 4500 track, the Low Ground Disturbance is designed with 40% more treadbars. This doesn’t necessarily mean more traction: The goal of this track is to minimize soil disturbance and berming through maximum weight distribution. In fact, this track’s contact patch is more than 100% larger than the 4500 General Ag. 

Camso 5500 General Ag for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

5500 General Ag: Heavy Duty for Harsh Conditions

Along with its big brother, the 6500, the 5500 General Ag is a heavy-duty option for farmers who will be putting their MT700s through their paces for long miles down the road, hard pulling on sidehills, or in other demanding field conditions.

Camso 6500 General Ag for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

6500 General Ag: Heavy-duty Construction for Longer Life

For the 6500, Camso declares a 30% per hour cost savings when compared to the competition’s tracks, due to the track’s sturdy construction. In fact, the company claims that you’ll see “an extra season of work” from these tracks thanks to the industry’s largest main cables, high-grade rubber compounds, and TrackShield™ carcass technology. The company recommends the 6500 for tractors that perform ripping and other heavy duties for more than 1,000 hours per year. 

Camso 6500 high roading for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

6500 High Roading: For Hard Ground or Many Miles

Camso’s high-roading track sports a unique, wider tread bar taper for more tread contact with the ground and a stiffer carcass. With 10% more tread area, the 6500 high roading track is right at home pulling across hard, packed ground or running many miles down the road between fields.  

Camso 3500 general Ag for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

3500 General Drive: When “Severe” Isn’t Part of the Plan

The 3500 strikes a perfect balance between reliability, quality, and price for those who work their tractors between 500–1,000 hours each year. If you’re performing general tillage, carting, and other chores that don’t quite measure up to “severe duty,” the 3500 may be a good replacement choice for your MT738, 740 or 743.

Camso 2500 General Ag for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

2500 General Ag: Priced to Move

Camso bills the 2500 as its price-fighter, suitable for standard ag applications on tractors that work between 100 and 500 hours per year. Even though the 2500 is Camso’s “entry” replacement track, the company claims that its tread bar will outlast the competitors’ by 25%. The company also claims a 15 percent lower cost per hour (versus competitors) thanks to the track’s sturdy construction and lower price. 

Yieldmaster Tracks: Camso Quality at a Value Price (MT700A-E only)

Do you want a track with Camso specs in a 16-, 18-, 25-, or 30-inch width but need to save money? Then consider Yieldmaster tracks. Manufactured by Camso, the Yieldmaster is nearly identical to the Camso 4500 General Ag save for the lug design and shorter guide lugs. It features “hauler step design” tread bars, which are designed to promote a smooth ride with good wear, cleanout, and traction properties. If your tractor works between 500 and 1,000 hours per season on general tillage, the Yieldmaster may be a good fit for your operation. Their warranty is the same as Camso too: coverage for 4 years or 2,000 hours.

Firestone Tracks (MT700A-E only)

Firestone offers two options for the MT700A-E:

  1. All Traction Class 4 (16-, 18-, 24- & 30-inch widths)
  2. All Traction Class 6 (18-, 24- & 30-inch widths)
Firestone all traction class 4 for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

All Traction Class 4

All Firestone tracks are constructed with one-piece vulcanization and grooved tread bars that are designed to cut down on soil disturbance. The Class 4’s 6-inch pitch and higher treadbar count (116 vs. 88) promotes a smooth ride down the road when compared to the more aggressive Class 6. However, the tighter lug spacing can affect performance during heavier pulling applications. If you’re using your MT700 for general duty applications, the Class 4 should be fine for your needs.

Firestone all traction class 6 for Challenger MT700 track series tractors.

All Traction Class 6

The Class 6 packs the same design and construction techniques as the Class 4 into a more aggressive package complete with Pro-Edge sidewall protection. Compared to the Class 4’s tread, the Class 6 is taller and has a wider pitch. This results in better cleanout during wet conditions and greater traction overall. We consider this a fairly aggressive tread, which is best suited to heavy tillage applications. The downside to the increase in traction is a rougher ride down the road, thanks to the taller and more widely spaced lugs. Keep this in mind if you have to travel a lot of miles between your fields as you’ll have a tradeoff in comfort for added traction in the dirt. 

Both Firestone models include a 4-year/4,000-hour warranty. 

Continental Tracks (MT700A-E only)

At this time, we don’t recommend Continental’s replacement tracks due to customers experiencing some significant issues with them. Casing separation, which causes the cords to become exposed, seems to be a common problem. However, if you’ve had good luck with Continental tracks in the past and want to outfit your MT700A-E with another set, there are two models available:

Continental Trackman® HP (16- & 18-inch widths only)

Continental galvanizes its tracks’ wire cables to fight corrosion and premature failure. The company also packs 50% more wires (12 wires per inch versus 8) into its track casings than the competition. A thicker carcass helps resist heat damage during heavy pulling and roading. Fully molded guide lugs and tread bars deliver longevity and a consistent rubber thickness, which will translate to a smoother ride on the road and in the field. 

Continental Trackman® HP Extreme (16-, 18-, 24- & 30-inch widths)

The Trackman® HP Extreme—the company’s top track—includes MAXXTUFF™ steel belt reinforcement, which Continental bills as the strongest on the market. Compared to the standard HP’s tread, the Extreme’s center is wider, which allows for better cleanout in wet field conditions. Taller tread rubber adds traction and tread life as well. 

 Continental provides a 4-year warranty on both track models.

Carrying Extra Weight? Protect your Tracks!

If you hang a heavy implement from your MT700’s 3-point hitch or outfit it with mounted tanks, you’ll want to take these 3 precautions to protect your tracks from excessive wear and premature failure: 

1. If possible, tractor-mounted tanks should be empty when traveling down the road. 

2. If you have to travel down the road with full tanks, watch your speed. Traveling at top speed with extra weight will cause much greater heat buildup in your tracks. This will increase the chances of a track failure. 

3. Invest in a premium track. High-end tracks incorporate the latest heat-resistance technology with robust construction to ensure they can handle the challenges you roll their way.

Improve Traction & Avoid a Time-Consuming Track Failure

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring fieldwork, so now is the perfect time to review the health of your MT700’s tracks. The last problem you want during a busy spring is an in-field failure that brings your Challenger to a complete stop. Or maybe you’re wondering if your MT700’s tracks are optimized for your specific needs? It might be time to upgrade your tracks to gain more traction, use less fuel, and drive your profit per acre higher. Either way, give NTS Tire Supply a call or drop us a line to talk with a tire and track expert today. 

And don’t forget about the health of your midrollers and other track hardware. We sell all track system components, and our experts will make sure your MT700 is on track for a successful and productive year.


Posted 
December 1, 2021
 in 
Product Review
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