December 2016 Vol. 71 No. 12

New Products

McElroy Innovates TracStar Series 2 For Medium Diameter Pipe

McElroy has launched a new series in its long-proven TracStar line that is more functional and efficient than ever before. The TracStar Series 2 for medium diameter pipe now shares a common vehicle that is interchangeable with the 28, 250, 412 and 618 fusion machines for 2-inch IPS to 18-inch OD thermoplastic pipe. The cowling was redesigned to provide better airflow and heat dissipation. There is also easier access to the engine when maintenance is required. An updated electrical system increases the circuit protection and a standard battery disconnect is now incorporated for easy lockout.

TracStar units are powered by a diesel engine and feature a patented Centerline Guidance System for equal distribution of force around the joint. The carriage can be converted from 4- to 3-jaws for a more compact unit and is easily removable for in-ditch fusion. An on-board generator powers the hydraulics and heater, and dual hydraulic pipe lifts aid in transferring pipe.

“The TracStar has been depended on for years because it maneuvers so easily on any job site with its self-contained, self-propelled and rugged all-terrain system,” said Jason Lawrence, director of product development, McElroy. “Part of its success is the fact that we continue to listen to our customers and incorporate many machine advances based on their experiences.”

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