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MAG & NGOs root for PT-175 D:Mine!

THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MINE ACTION NATIONAL PROGRAMME DIRECTORS AND UNITED NATIONS ADVISORS HAS BEEN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION GROUP ON MINE ACTION (IACG-MA) AND THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMANITARIAN DEMINING (GICHD). 
THROUGH ITS SALES MANAGER FOR DEMINING, ENG. EMILIO CANALES, PRIMETECH HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS. THE MEETING IN GENEVA HAS ALSO BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIMETECH TO PRESENT THE PT-175 D:MINE, WHICH CREATED A LOT OF INTEREST FROM MAG AND MANY NGO’S REPRESENTATIVES.

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IMG 0063 webThe Meeting took place in Geneva from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 February 2016.
Influential speakers and authorities from the mine action world came together in Geneva to meet and to assess the progress and challenges within the sector. 
Through its Sales Manager for Demining, Eng. Emilio Canales, PrimeTech have had the opportunity to be among the participants.

“The strong point of our machines is that they are multi-purpose machines.
It means that they can be used prior, during and after demining projects; they help optimize resources and time” says Emilio Canales. “In particular, during the meeting with Mr Mark Thompson - Technical Operations Manager at MAG (a nonprofit organization for mine clearance), it has turned out that our equipment (which are Commercial Off The Shelf – COTS) is the most affordable, the most reliable and with the lowest operational costs.
In addition our machines generally keep a higher re-sale value; and finally, an investment in a multi-purpose machine is just easier to re-sell since they are not only designed for one specific job (mine clearance) but they can also be used for applications like land clearing, land conversion, site preparation etc.”.

The Meeting in Geneva has also been an opportunity for PrimeTech to present the PT-175 D:Mine, a Light category mechanical demining asset (CWA 15044/2009), which created a lot of interest from many NGO’s representatives. 
In fact, due to its compact size and low weight of only 9.5 ton, PT-175 D:Mine is easy to apply also for vegetation cutting and ground preparation on sites where others cannot operate. It is powered by a Cummins inline 4-cylinder engine: a 160 HP power plant that together with the design of the rotor guarantees very high productivity in all conditions. 
An innovative remote control ensures accurate guidance of the vehicle at a range of up to 1000 meters.
PT-175 D:Mine is equipped with a FAE 140/TD tiller, which is specifically designed for mine clearing. Working width of the 140/TD is 1850 mm and average working depth is 200 mm.

  

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