Rubber Track Crawler Carriers
Rig Sourceís background as a crawler carrier dealer and service provider for multiple makes and models of rubber track crawler carriers gave them a unique insight into the problems that were common among the imported units they handled.
Itís not that the crawler carriers from overseas were bad machines. The crawler carriers were probably perfectly engineered for their home markets. However the manufacturers didnít make any changes when they brought the crawler carriers to North America, and thatís what we identified as their greatest defect and our greatest opportunity.
Rig Source mechanics and technicians had noticed the same issues over and over again as they serviced the import crawler carriers. Components that required frequent maintenance were hard to access, and some components were impossible to service without literally removing them from the crawler carrierís frame with a cutting torch.
When the designs for the Terramac rubber track crawler carriers were drawn up, a tilt-up hood was added to ease a technicianís access to key service areas. Components that were welded on the imported crawler carriers are bolted on the Terramac.
Another serious issue with the imported crawler carriers was parts availability. Since the crawler carriers were manufactured overseas, so were the components and parts that went into them. And those parts were even warehoused overseas, adding weeks or even months to order time.
The new Terramac crew decided to source all their parts from North America. The U.S.-made Cummins diesel used to power the Terramac is one example of this sourcing strategy.
Once weíd made all those changes we just decided to go ahead and design Terramac Rubber Track Crawler Carriers to be best-in-class for the size, horsepower, driveline torque, carrying capacity and versatility.
For more information on purchasing a Terramac Rubber Track Crawler Carrier, contact our primary dealer, Rig Source, Inc.† Rig Sourceís trained staff can provide speedy and accurate delivery on all parts and service requests.