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Cautrac unveil new Morooka rotating tracked carrier

Morooka rotating tracked carrier

Company says machine offers key operational benefits including 360-degree functionality

CONSTRUCTION equipment specialists Cautrac will be using Plantworx to present Morooka’s latest 11-tonne MST-2200VDR tracked carrier which, the company says, can rotate 360 degrees and fully tip a load at any angle.

Morooka crawler carriers date back to the 1970s but have undergone a continuous development programme, making them one of the Japanese firm’s most popular models. The MST-2220VDR machine is the first rotating version to be manufactured by Marooka, offering significant operational benefits.

According to Cautrac, UK distributors for Morooka, the new model is able to move a load into a tipping area and then rotate 180° while remaining stationary prior to unloading. This process is said to avoid the necessity to turn the loaded machine around by contra-rotating the tracks, resulting in reduced wear and tear to both machine and ground.

The MST-2200VDR tracked unit is a completely new design, retaining only a few features from the previous 2200 model. Powered by a six-cylinder Cat C7.1 turbocharged diesel engine (186kW), the machine uses hydrostatic transmission offering increased torque over the standard MST-2200 while retaining a two-speed range that can be changed when it is fully laden and running at full power.

The MST-2200VDR carrier rides on 800mm wide rubber tracks for maximum ‘go anywhere’ ability, which is aided by a ground clearance of almost 600mm. The ROPS cab on the machine includes: automatic climate control; a multi-adjustable suspension seat; and anti-glare display screen linking to a rear-facing colour camera for maximum safety. For added safety, when the tracked unit descends into steep slopes it will automatically alert the operator if the travel speed has exceeded.

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