Prinoth adds Panther T14R rotating dumperPublished 29/12, 2016 at 16:38
In the US tracked vehicle manufacturer Prinoth has added the Panther T14R rotating dumper. The Panther T14R allows the continuous rotation of the upper portion of the vehicle independent from the undercarriage.
With its 13.2t payload capacity, this carrier is claimed to have the largest payload of any vehicle of this type in its category. The rotating separation of this vehicle will allow working in tight, sensitive areas where other vehicles do not have access. Featuring the same large wheels and tandem suspension undercarriage design of other Panther vehicles, the T14R offers increased off-road capability and stable transport of material over rough terrain.
A new direction reset has been added and as the vehicle has turned 180°, the upper portion rotates against the lower portion. By simply pushing a button, the operator will be able to reset the vehicle’s upper and lower portions’ alignment. “By using this feature, it will be easier, more intuitive and thus safer for the operator to drive the vehicle,” said Prinoth director of engineering Eric Steben. “We feel this is a great feature which clients, rental houses and operators will appreciate and benefit from. We have even applied for a patent and are developing more safety and productivity features to be incorporated in future versions of the T14R.”
The Panther crawler carrier series is comprised of the T6, T8, T12, T14R, T16, and T22 models, and can access sites without damaging the terrain thanks to their low ground pressure design. While treading softly, they also carry the payloads from 5.44t up to 20.87t of equipment, materials and supplies.