Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck from ARDCO

ARDCO has released the next-generation Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), featuring a modular back-end platform.
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The AMT is designed to accept a wide array of standard and customisable attachments. Available configurations include a bare chassis, flatbed, water tank, fuel tank, dump bed, service and lube station, utility bed, personnel carrier, pipe trailer, drill and custom solutions. End-users can easily change attachments, while rental companies can serve a variety of customer applications with a single machine, the manufacturer explained.

Multiple tyre choices - tractor, construction, terra or sand - can help configure the machine to various work conditions in construction, oil and gas, railroad, utilities, forestry and agriculture.

Powered by a 250hp/186kW Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the AMT 600 model features selectable four- or six-wheel-drive and offers a maximum payload of 45,000lbs (20t). The AMT 400 model has a 200hp Cummins Tier 4 engine, offers two- or four-wheel-drive, and provides a max payload of 28,000lbs for hauling fuel, water, dirt and more. The AMT features a two-person, fully enclosed, all-weather ROPS cab that is sound rated to 68dB. An upgraded 7in (178mm) display is incorporated in the steering column, providing digital gauges with on-board diagnostics, digital manual access and an optional backup camera display.

Specifically built for off-road travel, the AMT includes a high-strength centre pivot trunnion with approximately 20° of oscillation, which allows all the tyres to maintain ground contact and traction while travelling over rough terrain. Dual hydraulic cylinders provide 37° of steering each way, allowing not only great manoeuvrability, but also added traction, ARDCO stated. The articulating motion allows the tyres to slide left or right in wet/muddy terrain and gain traction instead of spinning in one place and digging a rut.

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