Terramac’s RT9 Rubber-Tracked Carrier
Terramac was founded in early 2011 to produce a new multi-purpose, multi-terrain rubber-tracked carrier. Ever since that time, the wide range of applications that suit the machine have surprised even the company’s own sales and engineering personnel.
“We have built a wide variety of custom machines,” said Monica Coenen, marketing manager for the Elburn, Ill., firm. “Customers come to us with problems we never knew existed and we have been able to provide them with solutions because of the versatility of the Terramac.”
With an operating weight of 26,000 lb. and a maximum carrying capacity of 18,000 lb., the company said its carrier is the largest mid-sized rubber track carrier that does not require special oversize permitting for transport. Yet, when it is fully loaded it exerts a ground pressure of 5.1 psi.
The RT9 is equipped with a Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine rated 230 hp which turns the tracks through a hydrostatic transmission using two Eaton piston pumps. It’s controlled by a Parker IQAN system.
Traditionally, pipeline companies use crawler carriers to haul the wood mats that are set out across soft terrain for other equipment, but Mike Crimaldi, CEO and founder of Terramac, said the capacity of the RT9 allows it to take on a wide range of jobs. “The RT9 is designed for the kind of terrain that trucks and other vehicles can’t handle due to ground conditions, grade or working angles.”
See Terramac at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Booth 70028