U.S. Patent 10,407,112 protects a vehicle chassis with an upper portion supporting a cab and mounted onto a lower portion that extends behind the cab to support work equipment.
Prinoth's expertise in building technologically advanced tracked vehicles such as snow groomers has delivered the efficient and powerful line of Panther carriers. In 2011, after more than three years of research and development, and an array of innovations, the Panther platform was introduced and it continues to evolve.
Presenting huge payloads, the crawler dumper vehicles are renowned as being the most productive in the industry, while the very versatile Panther chassis can be equipped with a multitude of specialized attachments which makes it ideal for all types of operations in electric utility, construction, oil and gas, mining, and many more industries, according to the manufacturer.
Prinoth has been built upon a longstanding tradition in the research and development of tracked vehicles dating back to the 1930's, when Joseph-Armand Bombardier started to make his first utility machines.
In order to attract and retain the best talent, the company's Research & Development department offers its engineers and product designers an environment where they can enjoy a corporate culture of innovation to develop breakthrough technologies for an outstanding product-line as well as customized units for very special applications.
Such continuous innovations have allowed Prinoth to develop its global patent portfolio in key regions such as North America, Europe and Asia. The latest issuance of several patents covers innovative features in the field of rubber tracked all-terrain vehicles:
• U.S. Patent 10,384,732 protects Prinoth's undercarriage design with overlap between the support wheels and either the drive wheel or the end wheel, in addition to several other features. Prinoth's tracked vehicles are built using various exclusive technical solutions which give its carriers off-road mobility and comfort. Their exclusive undercarriage design is comprised of large wheels, an automatic track tensioning system and an exclusive rubber track design. Prinoth's Panther vehicles offer outstanding reach in remote areas and various terrain conditions, including gravel, sand, water, rocks, steep hills, swamps or even deep mud.
• Furthermore, U.S. Patent 10,407,112 protects a vehicle chassis with an upper portion supporting a cab and mounted onto a lower portion that extends behind the cab to support work equipment. The RAD (Rapid Attachment Design) chassis is a unique innovation that raises the bar in the industry in terms of productivity for customers in the power utility sector, and it allows them to save precious time with their equipment installation as well as lowering the overall center of gravity of the unit. Finally, this patented technical solution minimizes the total vehicle's height to ease transportation from one jobsite to the next.
Prinoth will not stop here. Many more innovations are still patent-pending, and Prinoth will keep pushing the boundaries to continually develop the ultimate solutions for its customers in terms of safety, reliability, sustainability and performance.
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