Yanmar launches next generation tracked carrier

YANMAR Compact Equipment EMEA has added the C50R-5A tracked carrier to its portfolio.

The next generation machine is said to feature a ‘unique’ undercarriage that excels in even the most challenging conditions.

Featuring Yanmar’s Stage V-compliant 111hp (83.2kW) 4TNV94FHT direct-injection engine, the C50R-5A delivers 410Nm of torque at 1700rpm. Fitted with a common rail system and full electronic engine control, the manufacturer said the carrier can achieve travel speeds of up to 9.5km/h, while the 121-litre fuel tank ensures fewer refuelling stops.

The engine utilises Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) to reduce NOX, alongside a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. The Diesel Oxidation Catalyst within the DPF is described as being ‘maintenance-free’, which helps to achieve 500-hour service intervals.

The carrier is available in two different configurations: a standard three-sided model (C50R-5A) and a turning vessel (C50R-5ATV). The standard model can open each side separately, boasts 658mm ground clearance and dumps at a 65 degree angle. On the C50R-5ATV, the entire vessel is mounted on a turning frame that can pivot 90 degrees to the left or right. This, Yanmar explained, allows the carrier to precisely dump material while moving alongside a trench.

The C50R-5A can transport up to 3,800kg (standard) and 3,500kg (turning vessel).

The undercarriage uses a hydraulic tensioning system, which is said to ‘significantly’ reduce downtime by eliminating the need to perform track tensioning. Each roller is mounted on free moving bogeys to allow for better shock absorption, extending undercarriage service life and a more comfortable ride. 450mm-wide tracks help to evenly distribute the carrier’s weight.

Features include a reversible suspension seat console, which means the operator can always face the direction of travel. All switches are located close to the LCD screen to improve visibility and ease of operation.

Yanmar added that the cabin structure meets ROPS (Roll-Over Protective Structure) certification and FOPS (Falling Object Protection Structure) Level 1, while the load-facing side is further protected by a steel grid. For extra safety, all maintenance items can be reached from ground level, with safety treads and a railing for engine compartment access.