The new TC7A and TC11A Tracked Carriers have been designed for short haul and other applications.
The units, fitted with premium components and Bell Equipment’s proprietary software, are powered by a 6,7 litre Cummins engine with Rexroth hydraulics and have the option of a dump bed or flatbed. Unlike most of the competition, both models have a standard ROPS and FOPS certified cab. The Bell TCs feature a unique six-roller system with compound walking beams that provide equal weight distribution when traversing obstacles. The result is a much smoother ride compared to the tracked machines that are currently available in the market.
The carrier is made from thicker gauge steel, has rubbers in the bogie pivots for reduced greasing requirements and improved wear and a ground level service hatch and removable panels for ease of maintenance. The purpose-built cab provides good visibility compared to competitor machines that are fitted with generic excavator cabs and Bell is only one of two competitors to offer a ROPS and FOPS cab as standard. Another feature is a ground level service hatch on the left-hand side of the machine.
The first order of Tracked Carriers for America has been received and is expected to arrive by early 2021. With its credibility in the Articulated Dump Truck market with the niche B20E Low Ground Pressure truck, Bell Equipment will also be investigating the feasibility and demand for Tracked Carriers in other regions. Source