Rig Source Inc., based in Elburn, Ill., officially introduced its new Terramac RT9 rubber track multipurpose carrier.
The Terramac RT9 is designed to serve the pipeline, drilling, general construction and mining industries. A cab and carriage base unit enables users to mount their own machines onto the carrier. The easy front and rear bolt-on attachments can accommodate a variety of needs and the pivot shaft blocks also are bolted on, rather than welded on.
“We created the RT9 with versatility as a top priority. A customer can customize the RT9 direct from the factory,” said Mike Crimaldi, president of Rig Source and one of the creators of the Terramac line. “The ability to mount a variety of machines is the RT9’s core differentiator and strength.”
The CE-certified Terramac RT9 model is equipped with a 230 hp (171 kW) Cummins diesel engine. Although the carrier has an 18,000 lb. (8,200 kg) carrying capacity, ground pressure when fully loaded is only 4.9 psi. The unit has rollover protective structure (ROPS) as well as falling object protective structure (FOPS) components. Open cab and closed cab options are available. The rubber track crawler carrier has a 17 ft. 7 in. (5.3 m) overall length, 8 ft. 5 in. (2.6 m) width and 9 ft. 3 in. (2.8 m) height with 20-in. (51 cm) minimum ground clearance. The unit drives at 2.5 to 6 mph (4 to 9.6 kmh) and has a 10-ft. (3 m) turning radius.
“A well-received feature of the new carrier is the ease of maintenance that was built into the design of the RT9,” said Matt Slater, Rig Source’s director of sales.