In the first week of July, the first Morooka MST-3000VDR rubber track carrier, with enhanced hydraulics and a larger bed, rolled off the line at the manufacturing facility in Ashland, Va. Morooka's VDR models all feature an upper structure that can rotate 360 degrees in either direction independently from the undercarriage and tracks.

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On May 24, 2018, Carolina Cat hosted an open house at its South Charlotte, N.C., location. At the event, the Rey Taco food truck offered a full menu of tacos and other Mexican cuisine. The local Spanish radio station, Laraza, also attended the event.

Joe Wright could almost serve as the face of the small-business construction business in 2018. A young, college-educated man who, in a relatively short time, has built an outstanding reputation for himself and his specialized company, Wright Contracting LLC.

Morooka USA has introduced a new mid-size rubber track carrier, the MST700VD, to the North American and South American markets. The new carrier sports a 93 hp Kubota V3800 Tier IVi engine for plenty of dependable power in tight spaces. It also provides a maximum payload of 9,460 pounds in a package that is less than 15 feet long, making it well suited to construction related markets.

When Morooka customers asked for greater side dump management, the company introduced the all new Morooka MST 2200 VDR, with a 360 degree revolving upper structure, which allows the operator to deposit spoil exactly where needed. The next generation single handle controller makes operating this new machine effortless, according to the manufacturer.

Duxbury Construction LLC utilized a Morooka MST2200VD rubber track carrier supplied by Shawmut Equipment to excavate the beach on the Standish Shore in Duxbury, Mass. The current beach site had a 3 ft. cliff due to erosion of the sand leaving an uneven landscape.

Carolina CAT recently took on the Morooka product line. “We are very excited to introduce the Morooka line at the Cat Rental Store, said Neil Carbaugh, rental services manager of Carolina CAT. “Morooka is a proven leader in the track carrier industry, and they give us another low ground pressure solution that we can provide to our customers working in sloppy terrain.