Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is presenting a new tracked vehicle for use in rough terrain for the first time at Interschutz. The PowerBully 9C makes it possible to transport people and equipment to locations that are difficult to access. As mobile platforms for a wide range of superstructures, the highly all-terrain vehicles with a payload of 9 tons are used in disaster control, power line construction or in the construction industry.
Powerful drive, high off-road capability
The PowerBully 9C is equipped with a 6-cylinder Cummins engine with 235 hp and a hydrostatic drive. The rear-wheel drive provides high traction and gradeability of up to 60 percent, as well as a maximum travel speed of 14.5 km/h.
The 750 mm wide endless rubber tracks provide a wide contact area. This results in low ground pressure, which at just 0.19 kg/cm² is many times lower than that of wheeled vehicles. This makes it possible to drive over soils with low load-bearing capacity. With its fording depth of 1.10 m, the PowerBully 9C can easily negotiate swampy or flooded areas.
The PowerBully 9C has standardized mechanical, hydraulic and electrical interfaces. These facilitate the attachment of a wide variety of implements, such as cranes, lifting platforms or hooklifts.
Safety and comfort
The cab is ROPS/FOPS certified and, together with the large field of vision, ensures safety during operation. The suspended cab and ergonomic layout of controls ensure operator comfort and fatigue-free operation.
All PowerBully models are the only tracked off-road vehicles equipped with telemetry. This enables remote diagnostics in the event of service and thus ensures that the vehicles are quickly ready for use again.
Use in disaster control
At Interschutz, Kässbohrer is presenting the PowerBully 9C for the first time as a solution for use in civil protection and disaster management. The increasing number of natural disasters poses a steadily growing challenge to rescue forces: lack of access roads and destroyed infrastructure often make it almost impossible to bring needed equipment to the scene.
At the leading trade fair for fire departments, rescue services and civil protection, Kässbohrer, together with its partners Bredenoord and Netzsch, is presenting an operational solution: A special superstructure, which consists of a roll-off tipper, a power generator and a rotary lobe pump. The superstructure is an example of how equipment needed in the event of a disaster can be reliably delivered to the scene of the incident using a vehicle with high off-road capabilities. The exhibit can be viewed at the Hannover exhibition center until June 25, 2022.