The Roadtec Shuttle Buggy material transfer vehicle SB-2500e, now has a Tier IV Final compliant engine. This machine has multiple features that improve the machine’s clean-out accessibility such as the full width clean-out door on the C-1 conveyor and bomb bay style clean-out doors included on the C-2 conveyor.
Additional features on this machine include the upgraded wear components. The sprockets have been upgraded and now have 38 percent more wear surface. Floor liners on this machine have changed to chromium carbide increasing the expected life and the chain strength also has been increased by utilizing complete offset chains.
A sliding platform, on the operator’s station, contributes to the great visibility on this machine. Operator comfort also has reached a new level with the addition of the autotracking option. Now the operator can focus on keeping an optimal flow of material to the paver instead of constantly monitoring the speed of the two machines. This new option automatically adjusts the speed of the Shuttle Buggy to keep a constant distance from the paver.
Monitoring capabilities of the storage hopper’s material height within the SB-2500e’s has improved with the Bindicator option. A Bindicator indicates to the operating crew when the hopper is getting full or empty. This option helps the operator monitor the material height from the console.
The SB-2500e Shuttle Buggy is powered by a Cummins QSL 9 300 hp (224 kW) @ 2,000 rpm Tier IV Final compliant diesel engine and will be available in a Tier III version for certain international markets (sold as SB-2500ex).
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