One of the major jobsite challenges of remote utility work is difficult terrain which can impact crew’s efficiency during new installations, outage repairs and maintenance. Power lines and pipelines run across steep mountains, rivers, wetlands and more making it difficult for wheeled vehicles to access. Add inclement weather such as rain, sleet, and snow and it is near impossible to traverse without specialized equipment. At Alta, we offer a full line of rubber tracked carriers from Terramac, which are designed specifically for this style of work, to ensure utility contractors can reach projects in ever-changing environments year-round.
Features & Versatility
The greatest feature of Terramac carriers is undeniably their rubber tracks which exert low ground pressure and provide excellent traction for safely conquering rugged utility right-of-ways. Furthermore, the unit’s offer extreme versatility through customized utility support equipment that expand their capabilities and equip crews for facing every stage of remote utility work.
Standard dump and flat beds, cranes, and winches are frequently used for clearing right-of-ways while personnel carriers are utilized for transporting crews to and from the jobsite. Powerful vacuum excavator attachments help locate underground utilities during site investigation whereas fifth wheels allow large trailers to haul oversized poles and materials efficiently. Tracked digger derricks and aerial lifts offer multiple benefits for pole installation, repair and maintenance, and concrete mixers and agitators are cost effective solutions for transporting concrete for pads and foundations. With land restoration regulations more rigid than ever, Terramac carriers paired with straw blowers or hydroseeding units provide valuable reclamation options upon project completion.
Going above and beyond to achieve such versatility in the utility industry, Terramac engineered a purpose-built carrier line that simplifies the pairing of oversized utility attachments. These utility models range from 15,380-lb. to 35,260-lb. carrying capacity while the ground pressure is a mere 5.3 PSI – 7.4 PSI fully loaded. All utility models from Terramac feature extended front and rear frames for increased stability while carrying full loads and offer various hydraulic pump drive configurations for mounting convenience. Terramac also serves as a liaison between our dealership and utility attachment manufacturers throughout the mounting process. Their involvement helps ensure the highest level of safety and functionality of these robust utility equipment solutions.
Further proving their commitment to providing superior support in the crawler carrier market, Terramac offers an assortment of after market support services. A limited time warranty is available for quality assurance, and all parts ordering, and service work may be completed at your local Alta location for maximum convenience and productivity.
Learn more about Terramac carriers for remote utility and powerline construction by contacting your local Alta branch today.