Rover: Tracks or Tyres?

Hi guys,

I'm building an adaptable rover system which should be designed to go over rocky/muddy terrain (just imagine the basic farm environment). As i am doing this for an A level project, can you help me decide whether tracks or normal wheels would be better?

Thanks!


iceng2 months ago

Best rock vehicles I have seen were four independent suspension 4 wheel drives..

To drive in mud, a wide tall tire with ridges does very well..

Argo make 6 and 8 wheel ATVs that you can fit tracks to. Have a look at this and see what you think.

http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php...

It comes down to what terrain you will be using you machine on.