Roadtec Inc. Reinvents Material Transfer Vehicles with it SB-3000
Roadtec Inc., Chattanooga, has reinvented the material transfer vehicle (MTV) with the SB-3000. The SB-3000 is focused on safety, comfort and productivity, the three things customers said are important to them. The engine is at the ground level, which means service and access points are easily reached from ground level. The SB-3000 has a 35-ton storage capacity and is powered by a Stage 5, Cummins® B6.7 engine.
The overall machine height is lower, and that, coupled with all wheel drive, improves transportability. The SB-3000 has optional four-wheel steer: front only, crab, coordinate, and rear-only. The machine’s shipping height of 11 feet, 3 inches allows it to be moved easily from site to site and allows flexibility when selecting a trailer for transport, according to the manufacturer. Because the FXS is permanently in place, there is no need to manually raise or lower the exhaust at any time, including during transport. The operator lifts the C1, drives the machine onto the trailer, and swings in the seats to ready the machine for transport.
All new operator stations are focused on safety and comfort. The main operator is closer to the action while maintaining sight lines and the ground operator is now protected inside the structure of the machine.
Improved safety and comfort features include:
- Ground access to all start-up checks
- Backlit control pods
- Fixed Fume extraction
- Lighted egress bridge and ladder
- A tight turning radius
- Bright lighting
- High visibility cameras
For more information, visit www.roadtec.com