THE KMC (HSST SKIDDER)

THE KMC (HSST SKIDDER) has three major design advantages over conventional ground skidding machines.

BALANCED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
Because of the forward mounting of the power train, the extendible rear arch and the skidder's ability to carry the log load well forward on the machine, the combined weight of the vehicle and its payload is spread over the entire length of the tracks
TORSION BAR SPRUNG SUSPENSION
Eight torsion bars attached individually to roadarms provide the sprung suspension. Each set of roadwheels can move up and down independently, thereby allowing the tracks to conform to uneven surfaces.
HIGH SPEED STEEL TRACK (HSST)
Cast Steel track pads, connected with patented rubber-brushed steel pins, permit track flexibility while preventing metal-to-metal wear and track contamination from soils.
THESE 3 DESIGN FEATURES give the KMC Track Skidder higher traction, lower ground pressure, better speed and agility, and a more comfortable ride. The end result: a machine which combines larger payloads with higher speed than conventional ground skidding equipment, and which handles rough, steep or swampy wet terrain with ease, while minimizing site degradation and soil disturbance.

 

POWER TRAIN
  • Engine: Cummins 4BTA - 118 HP at 2,600 rpm
    317 Ft. lbs. at 1,600 rpm
  • Transmission: Clark 18326 Powershift
    Integral Torqque Converter
    3-Speeds Forward, 3-Speeds reverse
  • Differential: Controlled steering type
  • Final Drive: Planetary
  • Fuel tank capacity: 50 Gallons (189.25 L)
  • Maximum travel speed:
    1st gear - 2.8 mph (4.51 km/hr)
    2nd gear - 6.1 mph (9.82 km/hr)
    3rd gear - 15.0 mph (24.14 km/hr)
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT
  • Choker Arch: 23,860 lbs. (10 823 kg.)
  • Arch Grapple: 26,031 lbs. (11 808 kg.) w/Young 82" (2.08m) grapple
    26,125 lbs. (11 850 kg.) w/Young 90" (2.29m) grapple
    26,281 lbs. (11 921 kg.) w/Young 100" (2.54m) grapple
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
  • Pump Capacity: 28 gpm (106 lpm)
  • Hydraulic tank capacity: 19 gallons (72 L)
  • System relief valve setting: 2,200 psi (15 mPa)
  • Filtration: One 10-micron filter in tank with filtration indicator
  • Hydraulic Cylinders:
    Blade-one, double-acting 4" (102 mm) bore, 21" (553 mm) stroke
    Arch-two double-acting 4" (102 mm) bore, 27-3/4" (705 mm) stroke
    * cylinder size larger on grapple machine
UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Suspension: Steel roadwheels, torsion bar sprung.
  • Track: heat-treated alloy steel with rubber-bushed hinge pins.
  • Track shoe width: 22" (559 mm)
  • Roadwheels: 4 dual roadwheels per side, 24" (610 mm) diameter
WINCH SYSTEM
  • Winch: Clark WD-413
  • Drum Diameter: 9" (0.23mm)
  • Drum Capacity: 393 (120.7 m) w/ 1/2" (13mm) cable
    276' (84.1 m) w/ 5/8" (16 mm) cable
    192' (58.6 m) w/ 3/4" (19 mm) cable
  • Maximum line pull*
    33,000 lbs. (15 000 kg.) bare drum
    20,460 lbs. (9,300 kg.) full drum
  • Maximum line speed*
    319 fpm (97 m/min.) bare drum
    515 fpm (157 m/min.) full drum
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Starter: 12 volt
  • Battery: 225 amp hours
  • Alternator: 42 amp
KEY CAPABILITIES
  • Payload: Maximum 28,000 lbs. (12 700 kg.)
  • Maximum weight on vehicle: 16,800 lbs. (7 620 kg.)
  • Ground Pressure:
    6.03 psi (41.58 kPa) - 22" (559 mm) track at 0" soil penetration
    3.95 psi (27.24 kPa) - 22" (559 mm) track at 6" (155 mm) soil penetration
ADDITIONAL STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Arch: Arcs hydraulically, 4 roller fairlead
  • Blade: Hydraulic decking blade with log deflectors
  • Bottom guard: Full plate with cleaning/service access.
  • Brakes: Hydraulic, transmission-mounted service brakes. Manual, transmission-mounted parking brakes. Differential-connected laterals on steering brakes.
  • Gauges/indicators: Includes hour meter, volt meter, fuel, water temperature, engine oil pressure, transmission oil temperature and air filter restriction indicator.
  • Mufflers: Forest service approved, with spark arrestors.
  • Oil Cooler: Differential and transmission.
  • Light Kit: Optional headlights, rear lights, dash-mounted switch.
  • Tool box & tools: Track jacks, drift pin and road arm lifter
  • Seat: Adjustable with seat belt
  • Grill: Reinforced, hinged
  • Anti-freeze protection: To -40 F (-40 C)
  • Air cleaner: Dry-type with pre-cleaner

Kootrac / Kootenay Tractor / KMC
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31, Crescent Valley, B.C. V0G 1H0 Canada
Site Location: 1056 Playmor Rd, Crescent Valley, B.C. V0G 1H0
Phone: (250)359-5033/Fax: (250)359-5034
Toll Free: 1-800-562-5303
Email: kmckoot@telus.net
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