ARDCO easily customisable truck 6-wheel drive version (the AMT 600) pictured.
ARDCO turned the creative ways end users customised its K-series trucks into expanded market possibilities.
The company at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 released its new Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (ATM). Key to the new machine is a modular backend and attachment options, which in many cases match the applications ARDCO saw its customers pursue.
The redesigned product includes a number of attachment options: a bare chassis, flatbed, water tank, fuel tank, dump bed, service and lube station, utility bed, personnel carrier, pipe trailer, drill and custom solutions.
Multiple tyre choices – tractor, construction, terra or sand – make the trucks even more versatile.
The customisation was only the start. “We went through each and every part of the machine,” said Tim Niedzwicki, who managed the product overhaul for ARDCO.
In the end ARDCO had an easily customisable truck that meets Tier 4 Final engine requirements and comes in 4-wheel drive (the AMT 400) or 6-wheel drive (the AMT 600). The trucks are powered by a Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 final engine. The AMT 400 has 150 kW, the AMT 600 187 kW.
“The payload was almost doubled,” Niedzwicki said. “It was engineered to increase strength.”
The AMT features a 2-person, fully enclosed, all-weather ROPS cab that is sound rated to 68 dB. An upgraded 175mm display is incorporated in the steering column, providing digital gauges with on-board diagnostics, digital manual access, and an optional backup camera display. A streamlined front-end angle offers the driver panoramic visibility to enhance safety.