Terramac LLC introduced its RT9 multi-purpose rubber-tracked crawler carrier for the utility construction market. With an operating weight of 26,000 pounds and a maximum carrying capacity of 18,000 pounds, the RT9 does not require special oversize permitting to transport the machine. Equipped with front and rear bolt-on connections, this carrier can accommodate various types of specialized equipment. Terramac can customize electrical power sources, frame adjustments and hydraulics to suit any attachment.
The RT9 can function as a material handler; a carrier for tools, supplies or personnel; an equipment hauler; a mobile crane or welding unit; or an off-road service vehicle, according to the company. Unlike steel-track crawler carriers, the RT9 rubber-track crawler carrier won’t tear up the ground or road surface, preventing ground damage.
The RT9 is equipped with a 230-hp Cummins diesel engine. ROPS and FOPS are standard. Open- and closed-cab options are available. When fully loaded, the ground pressure on the RT9 is 4.9 psi. Featuring a 10-ft turning radius, the rubber-tracked crawler carrier has an overall length of 17’7”, a width of 8’5”, a height of 9’3”, and a minimum ground clearance of 20 in. The unit can travel at speeds up to 6 mph.