Bandit Industries’ BTC-300 and the BTC-150 track carriers were designed for land clearing and right-of-way maintenance work. The BTC-150 and BTC-300 are both ROPS/FOPS/OPS certified, and common maintenance items are positioned to be easy to get to.
The BTC-300 was the first new track carrier developed by Bandit Industries to accommodate Tier 4 Final engines from 300 to 321 hp. The operator’s cabin features a deluxe chair, two joysticks located on the adjustable armrests, and an unobstructed view of the working area.
The Caterpillar 315 steel track undercarriage was widened to offer greater traction and flotation, while still keeping the machine thin to slip between trees in thick forests.
Whether clearing acres of trees or fields of stumps, the BTC-300 can handle it with newly designed mowing and stump grinding attachments. The forestry mower features a wide 90-inch cut and can easily take down small-to-medium sized trees. A new float feature helps the mower head ride at ground level without digging in. A new patent-pending tooth and holder design aggressively processes trees, limbs, and brush, mulching it all directly into the ground. The stump grinding head features a 44-inch diameter grinding wheel with a deeper reach, and it offers 30% more torque than previous models for quick efficient grinding.
The BTC-150 includes many of the same features in a more compact frame. The BTC-150 features a 72-inch mower head attachment or a 30-inch diameter cutter wheel. It includes Caterpillar 308 tracks, available as steel, triple grouser tracks, rubber, or a segmented track. And the unit is powered by a Caterpillar 148-hpTier 4 Final engine.