Prinoth has introduced the latest in the next generation of Panther crawler carriers, the Panther T6, T8 and T12. The carriers, updates on its previous models, have been improved to increase productivity, with a payload increase of approximately 2,000 pounds for each model and the potential to use even more implements and add greater versatility.
Prinoth has improved the sturdiness of these three models and at the same time improved speed, especially in the Panther T12, which offers a 35 percent speed increase. The company says it is aiming to help its customers do more with less - in this case, moving less dead weight, fitting larger implements on smaller machines, and continually improving profitability.
For the first time, the T12 dumper will be available with a unique, spacious wide cab, providing more room for operators while maintaining the steering wheel and foot throttle pedal driving system.
"Our vehicles drive just like any truck and this system is part of providing comfort to the operator which we feel is as important to the operator as it is to the contractor who employs them. We're constantly pushing the envelope and aiming to have the best operator comfort as it clearly boosts productivity," said Product Manager Patrick Hébert.
The Panther T8 offers useful size and capacity, and also provides a range of possibilities for transporting equipment and materials in places with difficult access.
The Panther crawler carriers are built on a 34-inch standard truck-style chassis with available power pad and built-in hydraulic connections, which makes it easy to equip these units with implements beyond dump bodies.
Uptime and performance is maximized thanks to the use of high-quality manufacturing and components. In addition, designs take into consideration scheduled and preventive maintenance to keep machines on the job longer.
Prinoth's new generation of Panther vehicles are powered by Cat Tier 4 Final/Stage V engines, supporting the company's Clean Motion philosophy focused on low energy consumption and environmental protection in ecologically sensitive areas.