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Snow grooming specialist targets construction

14 Sep 11 Italian manufacturer Prinoth, best known for its snow groomers, is expanding its range of utility and construction equipment.

Prinoth's Go-Tract 3000
Prinoth's Go-Tract 3000

Among its new machines is the Go-Tract 3000, a crawler-mounted tool carrier that can be used for digger derricks, aerial devices, cranes or drills. Designed with ultra-low ground bearing pressure, high traction and a low centre of gravity, it is aimed at any application where ground conditions – whether boggy or steep - prohibit the use of a wheeled vehicle.

It has been proven in tests in oil drilling applications in Siberia, coping with muddy terrain even with an 8t excavator on its back. As raw oil oozes out of the drilling hole, the backhoe removes the polluted material.

Payload capacity is 15,195kg. It is powered by a 205kW (275 hp) EPA Tier 3 Caterpillar engine. Vehicle length is 6.5m.

Prinoth took over Bombardier’s tracked utility vehicles unit in 2009, adding tracked utility vehilces to its snow groomers.

The Go-Tract series also includes a larger Go-Tract 4500 model, which can carry a 40t crane, and three smaller models.

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