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Caterpillar 972G Armoured Wheeled plant loader B6 level just arrived direct from military reserve stock in new condition They had been armoured for the MoD by the specialist military contractor Penman Engineering and further modified by Caterpillar UK. These Armoured loaders are perfect for ordinary earthmoving in hostile areas (such as road-building), barricade clearance, and for clearing routes of mines.
Safe Load indicator Ideal for Mine Clearance or Armoured Engineer applications Attention: NOW AVAILABLE with option of Dozer Blade
Ideal for Mine clearance or Armoured Engineer applications! Armoured Caterpillar 972G is a more powerful alternative the civilian version of the Caterpillar 988. *DON'T MISS OUT!*
Specifications of the Caterpillar 972G ex army armored loader
Engine: Caterpillar C15 6 Cylinder turbo Diesel Transmission: Powershift Steering: PAS Tyres: 29.5 X 25
Max-Load: 17t Total weight: 37,000Kg
Electrical System 24 Volts Length: 10.0 M Height: 3.80 M Width: 3.20 M
Date into Service 2001 Year of Manufacture 2001 Hrs 20-499 hours only NEW condition
History of the Caterpillar 972G Armoured Wheeled plant loader
The vehicles are Caterpillar DV104 "Armoured Heavy Wheeled Tractors". They are based on the commercial Caterpillar 972G wheeled loader. But, by the time they had been armoured for the MoD by the specialist military contractor Penman Engineering and further modified by Caterpillar UK, they ended up costing £560,000 each.
Delivered to the Army in the Spring of 2001, they have remained unused and are now being sold by the MoD's preferred vehicle dealer.
Armored Caterpillar 972G were developed specifically to keep RAF airfields open during wartime. Their job was to act as pathfinders, clearing debris from runways and filling in bomb craters. The major threat to the drivers was unexploded bomblets on the runways, so the vehicles were fully protected. Other mine clearance tools can also be fitted and the rig is actually sold as a "mine clearance vehicle".
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence) Mileage Hrs/Kms: 400-1000 hrs Year of Manufacture: 2001 The price: P.O.A. Export Requirements:
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