Rig Source Launches New Terramac RT9 at International Expo

Fri November 02, 2012 - National Edition
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The new Terramac RT9 equipped with Tiger crane and 1,600 gal. (6,057 L) water tank.
The new Terramac RT9 equipped with Tiger crane and 1,600 gal. (6,057 L) water tank.
The new Terramac RT9 equipped with Tiger crane and 1,600 gal. (6,057 L) water tank. The new Terramac RT9 equipped with dumper.

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. “One customer told us, ’Mike did not spare a detail’ meaning every possible feature for maintenance and ease of use was added to the RT9.” For example, the easily accessible ports allow technicians easy access to monitor pressure throughout the hydraulic system.

Service and parts are available through the Rig Source Inc. headquarters near Chicago.

Rig Source, currently the exclusive distributor of the new carrier, has already accepted sales and rental orders for the Terramac RT9. Rig Source does extensive business overseas, and Crimaldi noted that the Terramac would be available for those customers as well. International and national distributors and dealers also expressed interest in distributing the carrier around the world including Russia, Australia, Netherlands, South America, Canada and more.

For more information, call 877/365-1649 or visit www.rigsourceinc.com or www.terramac.com.

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