Next generation Panther T14RPublished 10/5 at 14:41
In 2016 Prinroth launched its highly popular and productive crawler carrier, the Panther T14R. The company now aims to set a new standard by increasing the Panther’s speed and power, while adding a host of impressive new features designed to boost uptime and operator performance.
The next generation model builds on the speed/payload combination of the Panther T14R. A boost in speed of up to 5%, coupled with the T14R’s impressive payload, further increases productivity. “Everyone knows that bigger payloads and faster cycle times deliver more productivity and bigger profits, and at Prinroth, we’re dedicated to helping our customers get more for their investment,” said Patrick Hébert, product manager for the Panther. “That’s why we worked hard as a team to provide not only exceptional payload, but also the best payload to weight ratio in the industry. With this next generation, we now offer a 15% advantage in this critical category over our closest competitor by carrying less dead weight.”
The T14R’s overall architecture was redesigned to offer improved visibility, making it safer for everyone on the jobsite, while increasing the operator confidence and, in turn, productivity. The new T14R also provides operators with enhanced comfort and intuitive features that make easy work during long shifts. For example, new warning systems on the in cab display allow operators to confidently take on challenging conditions. “We didn’t just make the machine more efficient,” said Alessandro Ferrari, Prinroth CEO. “The advancements found in this new generation of Panther make operators more efficient as well.”
Prinroth engineers also installed a new engine and a drive direction reset using a Cat C7.1 double label EPA Tier 4 Final/EUROMOT Stage V engine, that helps provide low energy consumption and environmental protection in ecologically sensitive areas. Operator focused features include a single touch drive direction reset for effortless turnarounds and improved settings of the hydrostatic drive motor. “Our engineers achieved what few thought possible,” said Ferrari. “They made the world’s fastest crawler carrier even faster; the safest carrier even safer; the easiest even easier, and the cleanest even cleaner. In other words, the best is now even better.”