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Is a crawler transporter suitable for my application

When it comes to off-road construction tracked carrier  projects, only a few types of specialized equipment is available to contractors out there. But between articulated trucks, crawler carriers and wheel loaders, what is the best solution out there for contractors? Given that each have their own specific benefits, the short answer is quite simply that it depends on the application you are performing. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the highlight benefits for crawler carriers, more specifically for PRINOTH’s PANTHER line-up. As stated in an article by Equipment World, “When it comes to moving massive amounts of dirt or material nothing beats a 40-ton articulated or rigid frame dump truck can move mountains in a matter of days.” Now, while articulated dump trucks offer superior maneuvering abilities, tighter turning radiuses and have a lower center of gravity than rigid frame trucks, there are situations where you need all this maneuvering capacity to transport smaller amounts of material or implements on steep inclines or on soft grounds or even in rugged, hard-to-reach areas.

That’s when you call for a rubber track crawler carrier.There are quite a few different names for these vehicle tracked vehicles, rubber track-mounted dump trucks, crawler carriers, crawler dumpers, tracked carriers, tracked dumpers, tracked utility vehicles, off-road tracked vehicles, utility tracked vehicles or all-terrain tracked vehicles and a few different styles of technologies as well. The PRINOTH PANTHER line of crawler dumpers run on a rubber-track undercarriage and are available with both a straight chassis or with a rotating upper structure resembling that of excavatorsPayload is important to consider here. Depending on the time you have to do the job and the amount of material you need to move, productivity will probably be the first factor to consider in your decision.The payload capacity in the PRINOTH line of crawler dumpers ranges from 12,000 lb to 33,500 lb from their smallest model called the PANTHER T6 to their biggest dumper, the PANTHER T16.

Now you’ll understand that the T and number combination of these names represent the tonnage their trucks can move for you. This option would be your mid-size range with regards to payload.  Finally, you have wheel loaders which can also perform some off-road tasks such as backfilling or pipeline padding. Most big wheel loaders carry a maximum of 8 cubic yards and most range from 2 to 6 cubic yards in capacity. The biggest tracked skid steers carry just half a cubic yard in their buckets.Here, no one product really has the advantage yet.

It just depends on the job you are performing and the constraints of that job. Since PRINOTH’s crawler carriers haul more than most tracked skid steers and wheel loaders but less than articulated dumpers, one could argue they are the perfect mid-size solution.Ground pressure is the first and foremost reason why tracked dumpers exist. Because articulated dumpers run on tires, they will inevitably tear up the ground when turning and even when getting from A to B. These vehicles generate ground pressures of 30 to 60 psi. In contrast, the PANTHER T7R for example, even when it’s fully loaded with 15,432 pounds, exerts just 4.99 psi thanks to its rubber tracks and its unique high travel undercarriage. When running unloaded, this vehicle offers a low 3.00 psi of ground pressure. The difference is considerable.

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