WATER TANKReturn to Amphibious
Water supply should never slow down your drilling operation. And as long as you have an ARDCO water tank on your side, it won’t.
The machine features two strands of heavy-duty industry standard 4-inch pitch track chain per pontoon with cleats of marine-grade 6061 T-6 3-inch aluminum channel with .438-inch web. The chain roller paths are lined with hardened, abrasive resistant steel matching the hardness of the chain rollers. One ultra-high molecular weight plastic track wear pads per cleat run on Hardox lined steel channels on the pontoon bottoms. The maximum ground pressure is 1.5 psi or less. The vehicle deck covers the tracks and drive chains for safety.
The pontoons are constructed of marine-grade steel and with five separate, sealed flotation compartments with two inspection plugs per pontoon and one fold-up ladder on each side of the machine for access to the deck. Hardox lined wear plate runners are installed on the pontoon bottoms. Four hook rings (two at front and rear) are provided. The pontoons are painted with a two-part epoxy corrosion protection paint, and the inside of the pontoons are coated with Denso paste.
Each pontoon is approximately 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 26 feet long. Pontoons are constructed of marine grade steel plate with 10 gauge tops, sides and bottoms. The width measured from the outside of the tracks is 14 feet. The overall dimensions are 29’ long X 14’ wide X 12’ 6” high.
The deck is 14 feet wide and 24 feet long with a payload capacity of 12,000 lbs, less the drill and detachable, 42-inch hand railings. Total weight with 12,000 lb payload is about 40,000 lb. It features all I-beam and box tubing steel welded construction with expanded metal decking.
The unit includes a water-cooled Caterpillar C6.6 turbo charged diesel engine with 180-225 horsepower at 2200 rpm. It has a heavy-duty radiator; heavy-duty 12V 75 amp (min) alternator with battery mounted above deck in a lock box with lead protectors. Standard equipment includes electronic hot water temperature and low oil pressure alarms.
Pump drive –Triple pad pump drive with 1:1 ratio rated at 300 HP
Pumps – Sauer Danfoss (Sunstrand) 90 series variable displacement piston pump
Motors – Sauer Danfoss (Sunstrand) 50 series single speed motors
Gearboxes – Funk Model F9 sealed planetary
Travel controls – Independent hydraulic travel controls
Amphibious units have a single-man open cab. Also available is an enclosed cabin with air conditioning and heat, necessary gauges and travel controls, and four fog lights. There is one operator seat and two passenger seats.
The machine features a remote mounted industrial oil cooler with a hydraulic powered fan.
The front-mounted winch is hydraulically driven with a 10,000-pound (4,545 kilos) line pull capacity and 165 feet (50 meters) of ½ inch steel cable with safety hook and fair leads.
Refueling is kept to a minimum with a 100-gallon fuel capacity.
Amphibious units have 100 percent grade ability with total weight of machine with 12,000-pound payload. Weight distribution is such that the machine floats with 20% freeboard.
First aid kit
Rear stop light
4 fog lights
Lockable covers for engine, battery, drive and steering systems (accessible from the deck)
Lockable filler caps for liquid storage compartments
The steel water tank holds approximately 500 gallons (2000 Liters). It has a hydraulic driven pumping system for loading. All necessary hosing and hose storage is included.
|Length||29' (8.8 m)|
|Width||14' (4.3 m)|
|Height||12' 6" (3.8 m)|
|Pontoon Length||26' (7.9 m)|
|Pontoon Width||4' (1.2 m)|
|Pontoon Height||4' (1.2 m)|
|Deck Width||14' (4.3 m)|
|Deck Length||24' (7.3 m)|
|Weight||28,000 lbs (12,700.6 kg)|
|Payload Capacity||12,000 lbs (5,443.1 kg)|
|Engine||Caterpillar C6.6 turbo diesel|
|Speed (Land)||2.4 mph (3.9 kph)|
|Fuel Capacity||100 gal (378.5 L)|
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM +
|Pump Drive||300 HP triple pad pump|
|Pumps||Sauer Danfoss 90 series variable displacement piston pumps|
|Hydraulic System||Sauer Danfoss 50 series single-speed|
The amphibious unit comes standard with white paint, but custom paint is available upon request.