Rayco introduces new forestry mulcher and updated crawler truck for hard-to-access areas
Morbark, LLC is introducing the powerful, mid-size Rayco C275 Forestry Mulcher and updated RCT150 Crawler Truck. "Rayco sets the bar for high-performance equipment built with the operator in mind," said J.R. Bowling, Rayco Manufacturing Mulcher Specialist, "and these models are no exception."
Perfect for clearing small trees, underbrush, and a variety of unwanted vegetation across a wide range of environments, the C275 delivers 275 hp (205 kW) in a compact, low-ground-pressure package. The C275's 109-gpm cutter system provides hydraulic power to the Predator mulcher head, which boasts a 77.5-inch (196-cm) cutting width, while the heavy-duty steel undercarriage and powerful final drives allow operators to tackle difficult terrain with confidence. The C275 also will accept a DENIS CIMAF mulcher head. Rayco's exclusive elevated cooling design keeps engine and hydraulic temperatures within their limits in even the harshest of environments. To minimize maintenance, an operator can activate a reversing fan from the cab to clear the debris screens, helping extend service intervals even when operating in hot, debris-filled environments. The debris screens are easily removable when manual cleaning becomes necessary, and the rear door opens to allow unrestricted access to the debris screen and engine radiator.
The cabs are climate controlled and sealed from dust and debris to maintain operator comfort. Operators appreciate the high-backed, heated seat with adjustable armrests and air-ride suspension. For safety, the cab is certified to meet ROPS, FOPS and OPS specifications and is equipped with a rooftop escape hatch. High-output LED work lights and a backup camera enhances rearward visibility.
"The C275 packs the power necessary for larger-scale clearing into a compact and agile unit," said Bowling. Other key features include Rayco's exclusive track tensioning system with monitor, which alerts the operator to over-tension situations and provides easier access to track tension grease fittings; hydraulic tilt cab to access pumps and other components easily; and the hydraulic rear winch.
For remote delivery or removal of large payloads to areas not accessible by typical vehicles, the RCT150 answers the call with capacity to carry 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg). The RCT150 Crawler Truck comes with a 10-foot-long x 7.8-foot-wide (3- x 2.4-m) dump bed with removable sides or as a cab and chassis that can be outfitted to meet the customer's needs. It can accept a broad range of truck beds/bodies or be fitted with equipment to perform specialized tasks, such as drill rigs, aerial lifts, cranes, and more. Auxiliary hydraulics are easily added.
The RCT150's 275-hp (205-kW) CAT Tier 4 Final engine provides more horsepower than other machines in its class. Reliable Rexroth hydraulic pumps provide exceptional service life and are backed by Rexroth's global service network. The model's design offers unrestricted access to engine and hydraulic components for ease of serviceability. Twenty-eight-inch (700-mm) wide rubber tracks yield ground pressure of just 4.0 psi (27.6 kPa) when loaded. Powerful, 2-speed track drives achieve travel speeds of 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h) in low and 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h) in high.
Built with the operator in mind, the RCT150's spacious cabin features heat and A/C as well as a fold-up front window that doubles as an escape path. The high-backed, air-ride suspension seat is heated and has adjustable armrests. A single joystick, for ease of operation and response, controls the machine's travel. A colour display panel keeps operator alert to engine performance and machine vitals.
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