Terramac Adds 360-Degree Rotating Crawler Carrier | Construction News


Terramac has launched its rotating RT14R crawler carrier. Built with a rugged upper frame that rotates a full 360 degrees, the Terramac RT14R can carry and dump up to 28,000-lb. of material at any position, even while driving. This feature allows the RT14R to offload materials faster than a standard straight frame unit since the tracks don’t need to be counter rotated to drive another direction. Environmental damage and land restoration costs are also minimized as the RT14R dumps material without tearing up the surrounding ground.

The 40,000-lb. machine is powered by a QSL9.0 320-hp Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine (non DPF). In addition, the new unit showcases Terramac’s rubber track technology; a minimal 7.9-psi ground pressure while fully-loaded allows it to conquer soft or wet ground conditions. 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, as well as general earthmoving, site prep and utility jobsites.

The unit enhances jobsite safety by eliminating the amount of time an operator spends reversing a unit. This model offers rollover protective structure (ROPS) and falling object protective structure (FOPS). Terramac’s new RT14R is also 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 multi-function joystick with dump controls provides user-friendly operation and a touch screen Parker IQAN-MD4 control system allows for full graphical, diagnostic and controller area network (CAN J-1939) gateway capability.

Furthermore, maintenance on the new RT14R is easy and cost effective. Track wear is significantly less as the upper structure can spin, resulting in reduced downtime and expenses for repairs. Additionally, a tilt hood on top of the engine enclosure provides access to the engine bay and a rear cab enclosure for fluid/filter checks makes routine maintenance quick and simple.