Chieftain R

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.


Payload30,000 lbs13,600 kg
Tare51,700 lbs23,450 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight81,700 lbs37,058 kg
Turning Radius28.5’8.7 m
Max Vehicle Speed20 mph 32 km/h
Fording Depth4’ 6”1.37 m
Maximum GradeabilitySide 30%Forward 50%
Ground Pressure at 6” Penetration
0 tons2.8 psi19.3 kPa
5 tons3.3 psi22.8 kPa
10 tons3.8 psi26.2 kPa
15 tons4.4 psi30.3 kPa
TypeEPA Tier III 6 cyl diesel engine
Horsepower @ 2100 RPM375 hp280 kW
Torque @ 1400 RPM988 ft-lb1340 Nm
Length37’ 6”11.5 m
Width9’2.7 m
Height9’ 7”2.9 m
Deck Length18’5.5 m
Deck Width8’2.4 m
Optional Deck Equipment
Digger DerricksVibrosource equipmentaerial man lifts
Cranes, Stiff & Knuckle Boommechanic shacks
TypeIndependent airbag suspension at each wheel
HubsOil bath with metal face seals
TypeRubber track w/ bias steel cord
Width34”864 mm
Electrical Systems
IQAN Control System
Voltage12 V
Alternator Capacity100 A
Battery Capacity2 Deltco, 1151, 580 CCA
All welded construction, high strength steel for higher durability and lower weight
Hydrostatic Drive System – Single 360 degrees
joystick. 2 Stage
planetary track drives. Counter rotation capability.
Fuel Tank100 US gal379 L
Hydraulic Tank45 US gal170 L

The Chieftain R is ideal for logistical support of:

  • Remote drilling operations
  • Pipeline construction projects
  • Power Line construction projects

Jim Fulton

Phone (Toll Free Canada/USA): 1-800-661-9190 ext: 5805
Phone (worldwide): 1-403-295-5800