The MST-3000VDR rubber track carrier was developed when Bobby Ross of Rosscapes, Inc., in Canonsville, PA, sought something with a bit more capacity than the existing MST-2200VDR. Rosscapes, which specializes in environmental restoration services such as wetland and stream restoration, currently has a fleet of five Morooka rotators.
Ross worked closely with his local dealer, Anderson Equipment, and Morooka America to develop the MST-3000VDR, the largest U.S-built rotator to date. It features enhanced hydraulics and a larger bed., as well as an upperstructure that can rotate 360° in either direction independently from the undercarriage and tracks. This helps users reduce surface damage that occurs when turning the machine, as well as aids users that have limited operating space.
The unit is powered by a 300-hp Caterpillar C7.1 engine and can handle a maximum load of 36,000 lbs. It has a top speed of 8 mph and exerts a ground pressure of 3.6 to 8.0 psi. The carrier’s power and carrying capacity allow Rosscapes to move dirt nearly twice as fast as before.