At this year’s bauma, Kässbohrer has introduced a new generation of highly mobile all-terrain tracked vehicles for use in the construction industry. With a payload of over 11.5 metric tons and ultra-low ground pressure, the dump trucks are ideal for the transport of large quantities of material or tools over ground that is muddy, soft and hard to negotiate.
All models are equipped with a 6-cylinder Cummins engine with 235 or 285 metric HP and a hydrostatic propulsion drive. The rear-wheel drive provides for a high degree of traction and a maximum driving speed of 14.5 km/h. With a slope angle of 45°, it is even possible to drive on uneven ground and to cross trenches.
The endless rubber tracks with a width of 750 mm offer a large contact surface. This results in low ground pressure: at only 0.19 kg/cm2, this is many times lower than for wheeled vehicles. This is how it is possible to drive on soil with a low bearing capacity. In addition, the low ground pressure reduces the effects on the ground to a minimum. Thanks to the wading depth of more than 1.30 m, PowerBully can also drive through swampy or flooded areas without any difficulty making it possible to work all year round regardless of the weather conditions.
All PowerBully cabs are ROPS and FOPS certified as a standard. Large windows, the sloped engine hood and the 360° camera system provide the operator with panoramic view. The LED working lights in the front and in the back illuminate the workplace at night or in bad weather conditions. The cab and the operator’s seat are both suspended. All vehicle functions can be controlled easily via the 11” touch display and the control buttons on the armrest. The PowerBully cabs are also available as wide cabs, offering maximum comfort on long working days. All PowerBully models are the only tracked all- terrain vehicles equipped with telemetry. This enables remote diagnosis in the event of service and thus ensures that the vehicles are ready for operation again in a short time.
At the bauma visitors had the chance to discover two new dump trucks, PowerBully 12D and PowerBully 9D, and one chassis model equipped with a hooklift, the PowerBully 9C.