By Alyssa Dalton
January 30, 2014 – With an operating weight of 26,000 lb (11,794 kg) and a maximum carrying capacity of 18,000 lb (8165 kg), the Terramac RT9 multi-purpose carrier claims to be the largest mid-sized rubber track carrier that does not require special oversize permitting to transport the machine.
The RT9 is suited for several functions: 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, the RT9 rubber-track crawler carrier will not tear up the ground or road surface—a “significant advantage for preventing costly jobsite ground damage”. It is equipped with a 230hp (172kW) Cummins diesel engine and a bed for carrying and dumping materials. Open- and closed-cab options are also available.