ARDCO announces the release of the next generation Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT) with two models.
The AMT platform features a modular back-end that can be outfitted for construction, forestry, off-road and agricultural applications. The company is currently working to develop a spreader to be paired with the AMT.
Powered by a 250-horsepower Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the AMT 600 model features selectable 4- or 6-wheel-drive and offers a maximum payload of 45,000 pounds. The AMT 400 model has a 200-horsepower Cummins Tier 4 engine, offers 2- or 4-wheel-drive, and provides a max payload of 28,000 pounds for hauling fuel, water, dirt and more.
Top travel speed for each unit is 23 miles per hour.
Both models are geared with a Dana 6-speed powershift transmission with twist grip shifter. The AMT 600 features AxleTech rigid planetary axles with driver controlled differential lock, while the AMT 400 has Dana rigid planetary axles with automatic limited slip differentials, front and rear.
Specifically built for off-road travel, the AMT includes a high-strength center pivot trunnion with approximately 20 degrees of oscillation, which allows all the tires to maintain ground contact and traction while travelling over rough terrain. Dual hydraulic cylinders provide 37 degrees of steering each way, allowing not only great maneuverability, but also added traction. The articulating motion allows the tires to slide left or right in wet/muddy terrain and gain traction instead of spinning in one place and digging a rut.
ARDCO, a specialty equipment division of The Heico Companies, was founded in 1955 and has over 3,500 machines working in applications across the world. Learn more about all configurations and options for the AMT at www.ardcomfg.com.