From the German Low German and northern Central German verb trecken (“to drag, to pull”). The word Trecker is probably a translation and/or phonetic re-interpretation of Traktor, which itself is from Latin trahere (“to drag, to pull”). The same in Dutch trekker (“tractor”).
Trecker m (genitive Treckers, plural Trecker)
- (regional, chiefly northern and western Germany) tractor
- Traktor m
- Trecker in Duden online