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Equipment Harvesting
FAE introduces compact remote controlled tracked carrier

July 25, 2022  By FAE


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FAE is expanding the RCU series with the new RCU-75 model, a compact, professional and powerful, remote controlled tracked carrier.

The RCU-75 is designed to work on hard-to-access areas and steeply sloping terrain that requires dedicated equipment to ensure operator safety and operating efficiency. It’s excellent for working in hilly wooded areas, near railroad tracks, power lines, gas and oil pipelines, gardens, roadsides, highways, canals, rivers and lakes.

The new FAE tracked carrier is powered by the Kohler Common Rail electronic fuel injection engine – a compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 74-hp propulsion system that complies with the most stringent emission standards.

The heavy-duty undercarriage features a hydraulic extendable & retractable independent track gauge system and an automatic tensioning system. Thanks to high profile rubber tracks – 86 mm pitch and 13 in width – oscillating rollers and triple-flange style idlers, it can operate in the strongest conditions. High-tech solutions give the RCU unbeatable traction, enabling it to work on steep slopes up to 55 degrees. Moreover, the steel track undercarriage version provides great traction even on the most difficult terrains.

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A dual hydrostatic transmission provides better traction and optimal management of the attachment. Electronically controlled piston pumps combined with a dedicated electronic control unit provide an integrated technological system. The result is high performance and reliability that lasts, plus a simple and intuitive operation.

The RCU-75 is guided by an ergonomic remote control with a large 3.5-inch display for superior management of all vehicle and attachment functions and with customizable function keys. A 2.4 GHz transmission frequency ensures reliable communication. The layout of the controls, the well-balanced shoulder straps support, make the FAE RCU remote control ergonomic and easy to use.

The RCU-75 can be paired with the BL2/RCU mulcher, designed to mulch vegetation up to six inches in diameter. This mulcher features a fixed tooth rotor and Bite Limiter technology that provides higher productivity with even less horsepower due to low power absorption.

The RCU range will be available in 2023.


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