There are a number of reasons that have influenced the increase in popularity of Tracked Dumpers – Mainly that they minimise the damage to ground conditions when travelling, especially on soft terrain. All evidence suggests that our climate is going to continue to get wetter, it is then logical that machines that minimise damage to the ground are likely to be more sought after. Construction sites are also becoming much more environmentally aware and reducing the damage to the ground is becoming essential. Not only do these machines reduce damage to the ground but this consequently allows some jobs to happen that previously would have had to be done an alternative way or at a different time of year.
Tracked dumpers also offer greater safety over conventional wheeled machines as they are less likely to turn over and more stable on uneven ground. As explained later, NTD will focus particularly with machines that offer a slewing facility for the upper structure / body , these again offer significant gains in safety by eliminating the need to turn and reverse and they further reduce the impact on the ground.