The Chieftain R is a rubber-tracked carrier with center pivot articulated steering. It is a high speed tracked carrier for personnel and cargo. Maximum cargo capacity is 15 tons. This unit is also ideal as a chassis for mounting various attachments on the 8′ x 18′ deck. The airbag suspension rides smoothly over rough terrain without loss of traction. In addition the frame oscillates to follow the ground contour. This combination allows more engine horsepower to be converted to carrying power which improves fuel efficiency, and, in turn, lowers costs.
The 34″ wide tracks provide large ground contact per track. Multiply this by the four tracks and the ground contact area is enormous. Ground slippage is minimal even under full load over rough terrain. Tread design provides excellent traction and long life. Superior flotation is provided by wide wheels which extends to the edge of the track. The Chieftain R is capable of speeds up to 20 mph. The transmission provides eight forward and four reverse speeds. Gear splits provide the right combination of RPM and ground speed for all highway and off-highway conditions.