Tracked construction vehicles specialist Prinoth has unveiled its next generation of Panther crawler carriers, the T6, T8 and T12 models, which feature increased payloads and the capability for the installation of more tools and implements.
The Canada-based manufacturer said in a statement that the improvements on the new models are the result of customer feedback, which has resulted in the payload increasing by about 907kg per model. Prinoth added that changes to the T6, T8 and T12 vehicles’ design have also improved their operation levels and maximized capacities. By boosting the speed on most of the units, especially the T12, which now presents with a 35% speed increment, Prinoth said customers can now do more with less, such as move less dead weight, fit bigger implements on smaller machines and increase their profitability on the jobs.
“Current business conditions dictate that ‘the doing more with less’ approach is the name of the game. That is why the Prinoth corporate culture calls for us to listen closely and communicate constantly with our customers, while using an agile approach to provide long lasting solutions to the specialised off-road construction market,” said Prinoth CEO, Alessandro Ferrari.
The Panther T12 dumper model will now be available with a spacious, wide cab, giving more room for operators whilst keeping the steering wheel and foot throttle pedal driving system. Patrick Hébert, product manager, said: “Our vehicles drive just like any truck and this system is part of providing comfort to the operator which we feel is as important to the operator as it is to the contractor who employs them. We’re constantly pushing the envelope and aiming to have the best operator comfort as it clearly boosts productivity.”
Prinoth is also offering a Factory Installation Guide and has a dedicated Factory Application Team to support special requests from the field. The company explained that customers share their challenges and the Factory Application Team develops solutions together with them, listening and collaborating throughout the project.
This new generation of Panther vehicles are now powered by Cat double-label engine models, which meet the latest emission standards, and the engine upgrade also supports Prinoth’s Clean Motion philosophy for sustainability, the company added.