Ardco introduces pipe trailer for its AMT

Ardco pipe trailer AMT

Ardco has released a new pipe trailer attachment for its articulating multi-purpose truck (AMT).

Designed for safe and efficient handling of pipe, the pipe trailer offers adjustable lengths and exceptional load capacity, making it ideal for off-road transport in pipeline or utility construction applications, according to the company.

Built specifically for the Ardco AMT 600, the pipe trailer attaches to the truck using a supplied hitch mount with conventional fifth wheel connection. The trailer features a flexible-load rear frame with 45-degree swivel capabilities, trailer axles with available braking system and various tire options.

To avoid damaging pipes or other products, the load surface is constructed of oak timbers and the side pole surface is Teflon-coated. The trailer offers a load capacity of 22,680 kg. As well, the trailer length may be adjusted from a maximum of 10.9 metres to a minimum of 6.75 metres.

The pipe trailer is one of many Ardco attachments compatible with the modular back-end platform of the AMT 600. The truck is powered by a 250 hp  Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, features selectable four or six-wheel-drive, and has a top travel speed of 48 km per hour.

The AMT 600 has a two-person, fully enclosed, all-weather ROPS cab that is sound rated to 68 dB. A 18-cm display in the steering column provides digital gauges with onboard diagnostics, digital manual access and an optional backup camera display. A streamlined front-end angle offers the driver panoramic visibility to enhance safety.

The AMT 600 was specifically built for off-road travel, and includes a high-strength center pivot trunnion with about 20 degrees of oscillation, which allows all the tires to maintain ground contact and traction while travelling over rough terrain. Dual hydraulic cylinders provide 37 degrees of steering each way, and articulating motion allows the tires to slide left or right in wet or muddy terrain to gain traction.

The AMT 600 includes a Dana six-speed powershift transmission with twist grip shifter and AxleTech rigid planetary axles with driver controlled differential lock.

Optional accessories include a hydraulically operated front push blade, front-mounted hydraulic winch, heavy-duty front bumper/brush guard and auxiliary hydraulics.