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Terramac Exhibits Crawler Carriers at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2017

Thu March 09, 2017 - National Edition

Terramac RT14 Crawler Carrier
Terramac RT14 Crawler Carrier
Terramac RT14 Crawler Carrier Terramac RT14R Crawler Carrier Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier

Terramac, manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is excited to be showcasing three unique crawler carrier models at ConExpo-Con/AGG held March 7-11 in Las Vegas. Terramac's exhibit is located in the Gold Lot booth G1716 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

On display at Terramac's booth will be the RT9, RT14 and RT14R crawler carrier models, all of which deliver superior performance and versatility to tackle the toughest jobs. These units are well-equipped to provide operators with maximum efficiency and easy maintenance in a wide variety of applications, according to the manufacturer.

Terramac RT9 and RT14 Models

Terramac's mid-size RT9 and larger RT14 straight frame units are well known by contractors for their customization options and key features. No matter what the application – from general construction or aggregates to pipeline or utility – Terramac's crawler carriers can help tackle any jobsite challenge that comes along. Terramac customizes electrical power sources and frame adjustments on these models to suit any configuration.

When configured with the standard dump bed, Terramac's straight frame units are ideal for carrying material to hard-to-reach jobsites. And with the heavy duty rock-dump bed, the units haul the heaviest materials – including dirt, mud and rocks. The larger RT14 can also be outfitted with a flatbed, making mat hauling easier on the right of way.

For environmentally sensitive jobs, the RT9 and RT14 crawler carriers can be equipped with specialized restoration equipment, such as hydroseeders, allowing for environmental crews to spray seed mix for erosion control with minimal disturbance to the ground. Other attachment options include bark blowers and straw blowers. Terramac's rubber track technology enable the units to exert the low ground pressure necessary for environmental work – even at full capacity.

For mining applications, both RT9 and RT14 units can be configured with a water tank and hydraulic crane unit to handle drill sections. Power for the crane comes from the gear pump powering the dump bed. In addition, the units can be mounted with a spray boom for dust control on tailings ponds.

The Terramac straight frame models are capable of conquering the toughest pipeline jobs. The RT9 and RT14 can be outfitted with a variety of industry tools and equipment for pipeline applications including tack welders, pipe heating units, personnel carriers and vacuum excavation units.

Equipped with a digger derrick, the RT9 tackles a myriad of utility tasks that include digging holes, lifting/setting poles, turning screw anchors and setting transformers. The RT9 also accommodates boom tip configurations, multiple sized augers for different jobsite applications and outriggers for extra stabilization.

Terramac RT14R Model

Built with a rugged upper frame that rotates a full 360 degrees, the Terramac RT14R crawler carrier hauls and dumps material at any position, even while driving. This unique rotational functionality allows the RT14R to offload materials faster than a standard straight frame unit as its tracks don't need to be counter rotated to drive another direction.

The RT14R's ability to dump without tearing up the surrounding ground also minimizes environmental damage and land restoration costs. Low ground pressure and rotating functionality make the RT14R ideal for work in confined spaces and environmentally sensitive areas, such as: railroad track right of way access, rivers and levees, general earthmoving, site prep, mining and utility jobsites.

Additionally, the Terramac RT14R provides users with increased safety and easy maintenance. The innovative RT14R enhances safety on the job by eliminating the time an operator spends in reverse. Downtime is reduced with easy access to maintenance checks and track wear is significantly less as the unit can spin, resulting in reduced expenses for repairs.

Rubber Track Technology

The greatest feature that sets Terramac's units apart from other vehicles is its rubber track technology. Terramac crawler carriers exert minimal ground pressure while fully loaded, making them ideal for loose and wet ground conditions where heavy, wheeled or steel track machines are likely to get stuck. Flotation from the units' rubber tracks leave a minimal footprint and less disturbance on the soil while providing reduced slippage to conquer adverse conditions, climb faster on rugged terrain and reach remote areas.

The Terramac RT9, RT14 and RT14R are manufactured in North America and built entirely of premium components. Terramac's CE-certified models come standard with rollover protective structure (ROPS) and falling object protective structure (FOPS). Each unit is ergonomically designed with upgraded features, including: a wide access door for easy entry and exit, windows on all sides and a large mirror for increased visibility. A tilt hood for engine access and a dog house for fluid/filter checks are also provided for hassle-free maintenance. Furthermore, the Terramac RT14 and RT14R carriers are equipped with a multi-function joystick with dump controls for user-friendly operation and a 2-speed hydraulic transmission for increased power.

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