Terra Drive Systems Inc., CELEBRATED 40 YEARS OF PROVIDING THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY WITH POWERED AWD SOLUTIONS THIS YEAR.
Brookston, IN, December 21, 2016– Terra Drive Systems (TDS Drive), a leading designer and manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive systems for on- and off-highway specialty equipment celebrated 40 Years of outstanding service and business this year. Terra Drive Systems is a diversified global manufacturing company, developing and supplying aftermarket fluid driven drive systems and Tier I components to OEMs and commercial markets worldwide. TDS Drive has engineered superior products for the agricultural and off-highway markets for over 40 years, including the legendary MUD HOG® steerable hydraulic drive axles that are used worldwide and EZ Trac®, an innovative hydraulic front wheel drive system, provides truck users the availability of front traction assist from off road to highway use with the flip of a switch. Our systems can be found not only on farms, but on soil stabilizers, commercial turf care machines, aircraft loaders, road building equipment as well as digger derricks, cranes, dump trucks, snow plows and many more.
Mud Hog began in 1976, as a family owned company with a revolutionary idea to power the rear wheels of harvesting equipment with hydraulic power. Today, thousands of farm equipment dealers in North America and around the world sell and install reliable Mud Hog rear-wheel drive systems on their machines. Mud Hog is also available as a factory installed option on many brands of agricultural equipment such as Case IH, New Holland, Claas, John Deere, Gleaner, Massey-Ferguson, Oxbo and Challenger. With over 100 models, the Mud Hog product line provides custom solutions for nearly every make and model of harvesting equipment. EZ Trac, an industry standard in the Utility and Crane Industries, has also expanded its product offerings to the Military, Construction, Oil Field, Mining and Fire Apparatus industries. TDS Drive is constantly evolving and engineering innovated solutions to your everyday needs.
Mud Hog, which has served the Agricultural industry for the past 40 years, will continue to be the trademark of Terra Drive Systems, Inc.
“We want to say thank you to everyone in the agricultural industry that has been a part of Mud Hog’s 40 years of success” -C. Phillip Joy, President & CEO, Terra Drive Systems
Terra Drive Systems Inc. and CNH Industrial ANNOUNCE COMBINED AFTER MARKET SALES EFFORTS
Brookston, IN, August 23, 2016– Terra Drive Systems (TDS Drive), a leading designer and manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive systems for on- and off-highway motorized specialty equipment, announces today their combined effort to sell their aftermarket units with CNH Industrial.
Mud Hog began in 1976 as a family owned company. Now called, Terra Drive Systems, Inc., (TDS) utilizes a highly capable production facility to supply markets globally. Mud Hog, which has served the Agricultural industry for the past 40 years, will continue to be the trademark of Terra Drive Systems, Inc.
Mud Hog has been providing rear drives to CNH for 38 of those 40 years. This strong partnership has led us to today, providing the best rear drive together through CNH. Through the Company’s history, it has been recognized for its industry leading design and engineering capabilities, as well as a track record of continuous innovation.
“The World’s Toughest Breed of Steerable Hydraulic Drive Axles”
CNH Industrial – With 64 manufacturing facilities and research and development centers in 180 countries CNH Industrial is a global leader in capital goods. Their agricultural equipment segment includes hay and forage equipment, seeding and planting equipment, tillage equipment and sprayers. It markets its products globally through two brand families, which include Case and New Holland.
Terra Drive Systems (TDS) gladly welcomes CNH Industrial into a combined aftermarket sales force. We look forward to expanding our sales force by such a globally renowned company. Having a partnership with CNH industrial makes it possible to expand Mud Hog further into markets across the globe that truly need that extra push.
Terra Drive Systems Inc. Holds Ride & Drive Event to Debut the New Prototype Featuring Tracks POWERED BY Mud Hog Rear Drive System on a Combine Harvester
Brookston, IN, October 6, 2016– Terra Drive Systems (TDS Drive), a leading designer and manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive systems for on- and off-highway motorized specialty equipment, held their first Ride & Drive event today. The focus of today was bringing attention to their new prototype featuring TDS adapted powered rear tracks on a combine harvester. The event was from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm and included a company presentation, the choice of riding or driving a combine featuring the TDS adapted powered rear track system, lunch, a raffle, Mud Hog giveaways, and the chance to talk with the engineer who designed this concept, local Purdue graduate, Kassie Coverdale. The guests also had the chance to speak directly with the local farmer, Danny Brettnacher, who currently is harvesting with the new system and was the one providing the Ride & Drives. He has thoroughly enjoyed testing the new TDS prototype and aptly said, “This takes combining to a new level.”
The TDS adapted powered rear track system took some real ingenuity from their engineering department. Kassie Coverdale came up with the modifications that were needed to make all of this possible. The TDS adapted tracks provide OEM steering capabilities and an extremely smooth ride. The prototype equipped with the TDS adapted rear tracks even has the ability to go through and harvest in standing water, which is not possible with just rear wheels.
Phillip Joy, President & CEO of TDS, lead the presentation and had this to say about TDS and the new technology they are bringing to farmers.
“When a combine can harvest a wet field, with standing water, not get stuck or leave tire ruts, then you really have done something good for the farmers.”– Phillip Joy (President & CEO of TDS)
Mud Hog, which has served the Agricultural industry for the past 40 years, will continue to be the trademark of Terra Drive Systems, Inc. “We’ve provided solutions for the Ag industry for 40 years” -Phillip Joy
TDS is celebrating 40 years of business this year and what better way to celebrate than to debut an agricultural equipment technological breakthrough for combine harvesters.