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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.
Armoured Wheeled plant loader includes:
Fully Armoured and blast proof Cab & Superstructure,
Imac Armoured Bucket,
Imac Armoured mine clearance dozer blade,
Imac Quick Release System 17 ton lift,
Rear view Camera,
Safe Load indicator Ideal for Mine Clearance or Armoured Engineer applicationsAttention:
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
Tyres: 29.5 X 25
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 onlyNEW 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)
Year of Manufacture:
SIEL Stock (Standard Individual Export Licence) View Details