Terramac Launches 360-Degree Rotating Crawler Carrier

The new RT7R rotating crawler carrier features a compact design and upper frame that rotates a full 360-degrees.

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Terramac introduces the RT7R, which was unveiled at CONEXPO 2020 as the company’s most compact rotating unit. 

“The two biggest features that set the RT7R apart are its compact size and unique rotational functionality,” says Matt Slater, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Terramac. “The RT7R is an excellent solution for jobs that are in tight spaces but don’t require the payload of a larger unit. And because it is small and compact, the RT7R can be easily loaded onto a tag trailer and hauled by line trucks from jobsite to jobsite.” 

Built with a rugged upper frame that rotates a full 360-degrees, the Terramac RT7R can carry and dump up to 14,000 lbs. of material at any position, even while driving. This unique functionality allows the RT7R to offload materials faster than a standard straight frame crawler carrier since the tracks do not need to be counter-rotated to drive another direction. 

The Terramac RT7R is built to be nimble while providing the power needed to accomplish the task at hand. This new unit features a compact footprint of 17 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 1 in. and boasts travel speeds up to 6.7 mph, ensuring quick cycle times to keep productivity levels on point. The 24,080 lb. RT7R is powered by a 165 hp Cummins B4.5 Performance Series Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V engine, enabling it to boost jobsite productivity while remaining highly fuel efficient, regardless of the application. 

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In addition to power and efficiency, the RT7R showcases Terramac’s rubber track technology. Flotation from the unit’s rubber tracks and a fully-loaded ground pressure of just 5.5 psi, allows the RT7R to travel lightly in adverse ground conditions, climb faster on rugged terrain, and reach remote areas while minimizing environmental damage and land restoration costs. The RT7R is ideal for work in tight spaces and environmentally sensitive areas, such as: railroad track right of way access, rivers and levees, as well as general earthmoving, site prep and utility jobsites. Terramac currently offers a heavy-duty rock bed on the RT7R to maximize hauling efficiency for moving dirt, brush or rugged materials such as rip rap. 

“The RT7R provides contractors with a versatile solution to tackle a range of tasks while improving efficiency and cost savings,” adds Slater. “The amount of time saved adds up quickly when you factor in how many loads are being hauled on a daily basis.” 

When it comes to safety, comfort and maintenance, the RT7R is second to none. This unit comes standard with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and a falling object protective structure (FOPS). The RT7R is ergonomically designed with upgraded features, including a wide access door for ease of entry and exit and windows on all sides for increased visibility. In addition, multiple access points were designed for fluid/filter checks and easily accessible panels are provided for hassle-free maintenance. Track wear is also significantly less as the upper structure of the RT7R can rotate, which results in reduced downtime and repair expenses.

The units can be customized with support equipment to serve many industries such as pipeline, utility, mining, environmental, general construction and more.