Mastenbroek to introduce Midlands Machinery show visitors to its 2022 CT12 crawler truck

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Visitors to the Midlands Machinery Show on 9th and 10th November will be the first to hear about Mastenbroek’s new CT12 crawler truck.

The leading designer and manufacturer of drainage trenchers has added several new features to its 2022 model, which will make life easier for drainage contractors.

Mastenbroek has incorporated a larger, full-width, tipping hopper which reduces spillages when loading. The hopper is fully visible when the operator cabin is raised to its highest position, and its variable speed conveyor provides a free flow discharge for aggregates of varying viscosity. As well as allowing the operator to place materials into trenches accurately, the hopper means the CT12 can be used as a dump truck.

At the front of the CT12, Mastenbroek’s variable height, variable speed, 180-degree swing conveyor makes it easy for the operator to place backfill material directly into a trench or the hopper mounted on the trencher.

A critical part of Mastenbroek’s design upgrade is operator and service engineer access to the machine. A new front-mounted ladder provides easy access to radiator levels, with side-mounted wide-opening doors facilitating access to the CT12’s 248hp Volvo Penta D8 eight litre six-cylinder Stage 5 emission engine.

Improved operator controls

Inside the ROPs and FOPs certified cabin, the layout of the operator controls have been improved, and there is now the option to have a 360-degree surround camera view.

Mastenbroek has now mounted the hydraulic oil cooler independently to the engine radiator, with both having opening grills for easy access and cleaning. A new central greasing system has been developed.

“The CT12 has been popular with agricultural drainage contractors for a long time,” says 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.”

As well as visiting Mastenbroek’s stand at the Midlands Machinery Show ( John Crocker Hall 2 stand 12 (JCH2-12), people interested in finding out more about the CT12 can watch a new overview video on Mastenbroek’s YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/E1ZAzxAyo1A ), visit www.mastenbroek.com, call +44 (0)1205 311 313 or email info@mastenbroek.com.

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