Camex Equipment Sales & Rentals Inc, a worldwide leader in innovative oilfield transportation solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of the CAT R/T 444 Rough Terrain Big Bed Truck for use in extreme rig moving operations
This ultimate bed truck utilizes 66 x 25 floater tires to easily handle soft, muddy and challenging off-road conditions. The CAT R/T 444 features a single hydraulically operated octagonal lifting pole, the first of its kind in the world, with an electronic weight indicator. This unique lifting pole is rated at one hundred and thirty thousand pounds. It is engineer rated at sixty-five ton making the winch line the weakest link for a four and one half to one safety factor. The pole has a working height of thirty-one feet with the load centered six and one half feet behind the tail roll. The second winch line that threads through the tail skirt allows the operator to use that line to suck over and maneuver rig components. When not in use, the pole lays flush in a steel trough featuring a mesh bottom that allows water and debris to filter through.
“The CAT R/T 444 Big Bed Truck offers unparalleled safety, mobility, maneuverability, and stability - all
the while increasing the operators situational awareness in a close quarter environment which has never
before been implemented in the design of a rig moving truck, continues Brandl.” Camex’s position as
“the oilfield transportation industry leader” has increased dramatically with the completion of the CAT
R/T 444 Big Bed Truck
“This rough terrain unit enjoys the full spectrum of talents brought together in the ultimate bed truck for use in North America’s off-road oil patch which includes the combination of Caterpillar’s proven power train coupled with Camex’s extensive off-road expertise and the latest in heavy lift and carry oilfield technological advances, culminating in the CAT R/T 444 Bed Truck”, states Robb Brandl, Designer and Rig-Up Manager, Camex Equipment.
The Camex CAT R/T 444 Big Bed Truck’s extra long four hundred and twenty inch bed with a twelve and three-quarter inch live tail roll accommodates the largest and heaviest of rig components with ease. The bed is ten foot six inches wide. Articulated steering offers an unparalleled turning radius compared to standard bed trucks giving the operator greater maneuverability and efficiency in tight areas. The steel and wood deck has independent seven inch lift rolls to facilitate quick unloading. The bed also features a bolt-on Holland heavy-duty fifth wheel for attaching an oilfield float. The dual skirt push bars are used for fine adjustment of the rig components. The unit is equipped with two-speed hydraulic planetary winches – the main is a Tulsa RN 130 (sixty-five ton) and the secondary is a Tulsa RN60 (thirty ton) winch. Day and night infrared cameras equipped with audio, one located behind in the tail skirt and one on the swamper side of the truck, allows the operator a clear, color view of blind spots ensuring safe and efficient operation of the bed truck.