ARDCO introduces AMT Dump Beds for multi-purpose truck
Oct. 16, 2018 - ARDCO has announced the launch of its new AMT Dump Beds for the Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), offering payloads of 10 to 20 tons, volume upgrades for lighter materials, and tire options to suit extreme conditions where other articulated dump trucks simply can’t perform. For optimal machine versatility, the beds can be added or removed from the modular AMT platform when needing to change the back-end attachment for different jobsite tasks.
The AMT 600 dump bed provides a payload of 40,000 pounds and standard dump capacity of 16 cubic yards. Side boards can be added to increase capacity to 24 cubic yards when handling low-density material. The AMT 400 dump bed has a 20,000-pound payload and 8-cubic-yard dump capacity that goes up to 12.5 cubic yards with side boards. Both models have a 70-degree dump angle at full dump height, with an efficient raise time of 12.5 seconds and lower time of 13.2 seconds.
The dump beds are among many interchangeable ARDCO attachments compatible with the back-end platform of the AMT, allowing users to tackle multiple applications with a single machine. The AMT 600 is powered by a 250-horsepower Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, features selectable 4- or 6-wheel-drive, and has a top travel speed of 30 miles per hour. The 200-horsepower AMT 400 has selectable 2- or 4-wheel-drive and travels up to 25 miles per hour.
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 driving over rough terrain. The 40-degree approach/departure angle is twice that of most ADTs, giving the AMT superior off-road capability. The truck features hydraulic articulation steering by double hydraulic cylinders, with a brake assist option available. The articulating motion allows the tires to slide left or right to gain traction in wet or muddy conditions. Users can choose from multiple tire options, including terra, construction, tractor or sand tires.
The AMT has a 2-person, fully enclosed, all-weather ROPS cab with heating and air conditioning. A 7-inch display in the steering column provides digital gauges with onboard diagnostics, digital manual access, and an optional backup camera display. The streamlined design offers panoramic visibility, ergonomic controls, and rugged durability.
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