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The New PT-175 From PrimeTech


May 23, 2013 - 5 years ago

By Supply Post

The PrimeTech brand was created in 2005 within the Italian FAE Group, from which it inherits twenty years of experience in the design and construction of professional mulchers applicable to tractors, skidsteer loaders, excavators and special-built carriers (prime movers).

Since then, PrimeTech has been constructing tracked prime movers that, depending on the FAE head attached, are used in forestry applications as well as soil stabilisation and land conversion, even deep below the surface.

The PrimeTech tracked prime mover range was recently expanded to include the new PT-175, the most compact and lightweight vehicle of the PT range, designed for operators already familiar with compact vehicles (such as skid-steer loaders) but who require a more powerful and productive alternative for expanding their operating options.

PT-175 features the same technology and components as other models of range, though it encompasses a series of improved features and solutions that turn it into an even more advanced vehicle.

Main Components:

• ENGINE: Cummins QSB4.5 with 160 hp and 4 in-line cylinders.

• HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT: Sauer Danfoss components with 100 cc mulcher pump.

• UNDERCARRIAGE: Berco MF 200, available in the STD version (with 500 mm wide track shoes) and LGP version (with 700 mm wide track shoes), both featuring an extremely low ground pressure. Moreover, it only takes a few hours of work to switch to a different undercarriage version.

• FORESTRY MULCHER: FAE 140/U available in three different models:
- model 140/U-140 (and 1465 mm working width)
- model 140/U-175 (and 1820 mm working width)
- model 140/U-200 (and 2060 mm working width.

Cutting-Edge Technology Perfect accessibility to the machine and its components, both for daily checks and for more thorough maintenance interventions, is an advantage that only PT-175 can offer, as it is the only vehicle on the market with the following features:
• a hood that opens completely and tilting cabin driven by an electric pump, which allows inspecting all components in the engine compartment and beneath the cabin;
• hinged side doors that can be effortlessly opened for daily maintenance of the vehicle;
• rear winch and hinged radiator guards that can be opened for quicker and easier radiator cleaning.

Extreme Comfort
The operator is at the centre of every action and manoeuvre. An operator who loves his work and can perform his tasks in optimal conditions is a better operator. This has a direct, instant impact on operating costs, on-site safety and environmental protection. PT-175 is distinguished by:
• Perfect control and manoeuvrability thanks to the vehicle’s optimal balancing, ideal weight distribution, reduced dimensions and low centre of gravity.
• The roomy, soundproof driving cabin features excellent operating visibility coupled with a minimal level of perceived vibrations.
• The functions and controls are clear and easy to use.

Fields Of Application
PT-175 is designed to perform light to medium duty work in the forestry sector. One of its strong points lies in its dimensions, which enable it to work on sites with width restrictions (<= 1750 mm). PT-175 is mainly used for vegetation management, for cleaning undergrowth, cutting and eliminating bushes and shrubs and for cutting seismic lines.

A Varied Offer
With its 160 hp power, PT-175 completes the PrimeTech prime mover range, which also includes the 275 hp PT-300, the 415 hp PT-400 and the powerful 600 hp PT-600.

With these four models, the PT range by PrimeTech is capable of satisfying the needs and an increasingly numerous and demanding clientele.

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