What’s the Right Multiloader for Me?
A few factors to consider before making the purchase
By the MultiloaderUSA sales team
You’ve probably already recognized that a multiloader is perfect machine for you if you’ve got a difficult lift across tricky terrain: the idea of a solid, level loading surface combined with a set of heavy-duty, remote-controlled tracks certainly gives you a lot of options for cargo-moving challenges. But not all multiloaders work the same way, and not every machine is the right fit for every task. So, which is the right machine for you? Just ask yourself these questions before you decide:
Where will I be working?
The first question to ask is ‘how rough is the terrain I have to cover?’ The Multiloader line has various transport capacities: The ML 2.5 and ML 6.0 both have a unique, patented self-leveling technology that allows them to move loads on extremely uneven terrain with slopes up to 20°, keeping loads safely level at 0°.
For less-challenging territory. There’s the ML 3.0 FX, a fixed frame ultra-compact tracked transporter aimed at operators who are looking for a powerful, fast, fits-through-a-door piece of equipment. The two super-quiet AC 5.3 kW engines and long tracks allow it to easily handle a variety of expansive, yet less-challenging terrains.
How much will I be carrying?
Another factor to consider is the weight of the load and the materials you’ll be moving: moving a 750-lb stack of slate is different than moving a 3,000-lb section of a tree. MultiloaderUSA carries three options that span the range of capacities:
The ML 2.5 can carry loads of up to 5,500 lbs on a 43”X 95,”self-leveling flatbed over slopes up to 20°.
The ML 3.0 FX has a fixed, 30” X 63” flatbed that can transport loads of up to 6,600 lbs. It also features telescopic extensions on each corner to enable an operator to change the shape of the flatbed for various types of loads. The 3.0 FX’s maximum gradeability is 45°. The ML 3.0 FX has the unique feature in that its platform sits on a freely rotating slewing ring with 16 different, manually selectable positions to adapt the platform to the load.
For loads of up to 13,000 lbs, there’s the ML 6.0, which has an automated bi-leveling platform of 94” X 47”. The ML 6.0 can maneuver longitudinal slopes of up to 20° and lateral slopes of up to 25°.
Speed and power
Another important aspect in the decision of which multiloader is the best fit, is how fast the machine can move, how much battery life each model offers, and how long it will take to recharge:
The electric-powered ML 2.5 has a speed of 1.4 mph, a maximum battery life of 10 hours and a recharge time of five hours.
The electric-powered ML 3.0 FX has three power configurations, each with its own rate of speed: the ECO version travels at 0.7 mph; the STD version at 1.1 mpg, and the POW version at 2.6 mph. Equipment operators can select any of these power options via the radio remote control.
The 3.0 has two interchangeable battery pack options: AGM or Lithium, which recharge in seven and four hours, respectively. Both options have a maximum working life of seven hours.
The ML 6.0 is available in fully electric, fully diesel, or hybrid models. The electric version has a maximum speed of 1.62 mph, five hours of battery life and a five-hour recharging time. The hybrid version of the has a maximum speed of 2.3 mph, five hours of working life, and a five-hour recharging time. The diesel version of the 6.0 has a maximum speed of 2.3 mph.
A lot depends on your company’s needs, and you may still have questions about the multiloaders. We’re happy to help you. Just get in touch.