Pettibone debuts new multi-purpose truck at ConExpo

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Pettibone, part of Ardco group, launched its new AMT (articulating multi-purpose truck) 400 and 600 models at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2017.

The company, which initially made a name for itself by producing custom-made machines for specific applications, created the Tier 4 engine-compliant products to suit a wider range of customers.

The truck can be transformed into a multi-purpose vehicle, suitable for use in different types of environment, with the addition of customized and standardized attachments.

“You could purchase one machine – the bare chassis unit – and buy five or six different attachments and you could then carry out a number of functions with that one machine,” said Tim Niedzwiecki, a senior sales engineer at Ardco, at the company’s ConExpo-Con/Agg press conference.

Attachments, which can be affixed to the rear of the truck using bolts, include flat beds, drills, personnel carriers, water tanks and dump beds.

Inside the cabs of the new ATM 400 and 600 is a steering control unit that features a 7in display.

“There are several different screen views that the operator can select to get detailed information, said Niedzwiecki. “Yet everything is laid out in a very easy-to-read way. There’s a lot of information here but it doesn’t seem busy.”

The 68db ‘quiet cab’, which seats up to two people, also has an integrated back-up camera so the operator can view work taking place at the rear of the machine.

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