I have seen where they rotate the treads 180 degrees and run on the points and use thick hard rubber instead of the plates. not so good in snow but tears up streets less and has no issues with obstacles.
A friend had one in the middle of the Everglades that had only the drive equipment from a light tank with the rest relatively light angle iron. He had that hard rubber on the treads so he could operate on roads, but his goal was to be very light per square foot on the ground. If you were laying down in soft mud it could run over you with little damage. Much more than the weight, the steel cleats of this one would leave you as a row of steaks.
definitely spread the weight out a lot more than the tires, but in the right (wrong) conditions it would stop moving forward and just dig itself straight down through the snow/mud, throwing it all straight up into the air and effectively burying itself. That winch got used more than any other I have ever had.
In the Everglades it is often a bunch of plants and roots and mud all the way down so a light footing is necessary to keep from breaking through. it could only steer by having one tread faster than the other but rather like snow shoes in staying on the weak crust at the top.