The Midlands Machinery Show on the 9th and 10th of November will be the first place to see Mastenbroek’s latest CT12 crawler truck. The manufacturer has added several new features to the 2022 model, designed to make life easier for drainage contractors.
A larger full-width, tipping hopper has been incorporated to reduce spillages during loading. This is fully visible when the operator cabin is raised to its highest position and its variable speed conveyor provides a free-slow discharge for aggregates of varying viscosity. This means that the CT12 can also be used as a dump truck when required.
At the front, Mastenbroek’s variable height and speed, 180-degree swing conveyor makes it easier for the operator to place backfill material directly into the trench, or into a hopper mounted on the trencher.
Service access has also been improved. A new front-mounted ladder provides easy access to radiator levels, with side-mounted, wide-opening doors providing access to the 248hp Volvo Penta D8 engine. Inside the ROPs and FOPs certified cab, the layout of the controls has been improved and there is the option to fit a 360-degree camera system.
Finally, the hydraulic oil cooler has been mounted independently to the engine radiator, with both featuring opening grills for easy access and cleaning. A new central greasing system has also been developed.
“The CT12 has been popular with agricultural drainage contractors for a long time,” said Christopher Pett, Mastenbroek’s general manager. “With these latest improvements, which are based on customer feedback and our insights, we are aiming to increase the appeal of the CT12 still further.”
For more information go to www.mastenbroek.com