Seismic exploration on forested land demands performance. “It’s about linear feet or kilometers per day” and nothing does more for that than horsepower! In the 1.75 meter lines steel tracked vehicles with 100-148 horse power and a 74” wide mulching head make the perfect combination of size, weight, power and cutting width. For 3.0 meter lines tractors of 250 - 600 horse power are the answer, typically powering mulching heads of 107” wide through dense bush and large diameter trees at impressive speeds.
Seismic exploration presents a unique and challenging set of circumstances for clearing the woody vegetation. The 1.75 and 3.0 meter wide lines are typically cut across challenging ground conditions under extreme winter conditions, while avoiding environmental impact outside of the designated spaces. Contractors require tracked mulching equipment with low ground pressure characteristics, even balance, excellent visibility, and great tractive effort to work through snow or traverse icy slopes. Arctic winter packages are necessary to enable start-up and operation in temperatures reaching below -40 C, and durability is essential to meet the rigorous demands of this application.