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John Deere Quadtrack?

Had a guy tell me the other day that in the next year or two John Deere is coming out with a quad track type tractor. Has anyone else heard anything like that? I find it hard to believe but at the same time wouldn't mind if it were true. My closest JD dealer is 10 minutes away and my nearest case dealer is 60min.
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Saw one on a trailer last week in Estevan. It wasn't an ag tractor though. Some type of industrial tractor painted yellow and black with John Deere written on it. But was an articulated unit with a quad track arrangement. Looked like and oversized skidder but smaller than a 4wd ag tractor. So, they are producing something already that is similar to an Ag quad track therefore may not be too much of a stretch to say they will be making one soon. Perhaps it is on the John Deere industrial website.
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Found it, its called a high speed dozer.
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Had a guy tell me the other day that in the next year or two John Deere is coming out with a quad track type tractor. Has anyone else heard anything like that? I find it hard to believe but at the same time wouldn't mind if it were true. My closest JD dealer is 10 minutes away and my nearest case dealer is 60min.
Case IH has patented the Quadtrac. No one else will be able to make one. That is why you can't but a blue tractor with four tracks.
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Had a guy tell me the other day that in the next year or two John Deere is coming out with a quad track type tractor. Has anyone else heard anything like that? I find it hard to believe but at the same time wouldn't mind if it were true. My closest JD dealer is 10 minutes away and my nearest case dealer is 60min.
Heard same thing from a Deere dealer two weeks ago...Patents expire and/or can be bought.
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Have also heard patent runs out in a year or two. So expect a green quad to be coming soon after.
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wow JD using someone elses idea and putting green paint on it... what a shocker.
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wow JD using someone elses idea and putting green paint on it... what a shocker.

Good one. So all equipment that runs tires are copying someone else then also. You deere haters never cease to amaze.
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Good one. So all equipment that runs tires are copying someone else then also. You deere haters never cease to amaze.
So you deere lover have to admit that the quad is superior to a deere track, just have to wait for deere to have it available, then it becomes good. Just gotta luv the green blinders. Oh, ya, I own a 4wd with tires, don't really need the extra floatation. I own alot of green equipment, but I'm far from color blind
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I will say the quad has some things about it that are better than tires. Yes it is better in my eyes compared to any brand of two track machines. I have a 4wd with tires also. Yes a green quad would be nice but if deere doesnt come with one my next 4wd will more than likely be a case quad. Not color blind but am biased towards green. At least with a deere i know whose motor will be in it. Case must switch motors what every couple years???
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