360 Degree Slewing Tracked Dumpers

A prototype slewing tracked dumper from Morooka on test in Japan July 2014

Slewing Tracked Dumpers take all the benefits of a standard tracked dumper a step further. Because they can slew (the upper structure rotates 360 degrees on the tracks) there is almost no need to reverse the machine – this offers significant safety and environmental benefits – the driver can always see clearly where they are going – which is particularly useful in softer terrain. Slewing machines don’t need to spragg to turn round which again redices the impact on the ground conditions. These machines are particularly useful on confined sites such as tunnels and on riverbanks where the operator may not have space to turn – or where turning increases risk.