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EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Bombardier Aims at Mining Market

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS, of Sherbrooke, Que., estimates that there are over 50,000 all-terrain vehicles (A...


BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS, of Sherbrooke, Que., estimates that there are over 50,000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) working in the North American mineral exploration industry. Noting that the ATV is an irreplaceable workhorse in tough terrain, the company has developed the next-generation ATV with stability and control to transport two people. That makes moving work crews and their equipment over rough, remote territory safer and faster.

The new Traxter MAX is the first ATV designed to carry two riders safely. It has a 498-cc Rotax engine and a five-transmission with automatic or manual shifting. It boasts hydraulic disc brakes, independent front suspension, plus front and rear racks. It is equipped with a lighter-type DE outlet for cell phones and a standard 15-A outlet. The Traxter MAX weighs in at 362 kg, total load is 290 kg, and towing capacity is 500 kg. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $9,699.

For the geophysical and exploration industries, an ATV that does double duty will cut helicopter transportation costs to remote sites by reducing the number of units in the fleet. Once in the field the Traxter MAX promises all the durability and safety Bombardier is famous for.

All the technical specifications of the Traxter MAX are available at www.bombardier-atv.com


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