FAE demining news: the PT-300 D:Mine is getting an upgrade, the new 300/FD head is here!
FAE is enhancing its demining line by upgrading the PT-300 D:Mine remote controlled tracked carrier and introducing the new 300/FD flail demining head.
The PT-300 D:Mine is a special vehicle designed to withstand the most extreme forces. It is used all over the world for explosive mine clearing and it is effective against anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, even in the toughest working conditions. This FAE vehicle is the gold standard in its category, thoroughly tested and certified to meet CWA 15044:2009, the international demining standard. The PT-300 D:Mine stands out for its versatility. It can be equipped with a demining head and other types of FAE attachments, such as a forestry mulcher or tiller, stump cutter or dozer blade.
The 2022 update comes with some major upgrades. First, there is the new Caterpillar C7.1 engine, available in 275 or 302 horsepower, depending on the emission level. There are also new, latest-generation hydraulic pumps, and new and upgraded electronics including new control units and sensors. The oil cooling system now has a single radiator with anti-clogging frame. The fan system is now proportional (to not waste energy), reversible (a big help when maintaining and cleaning the radiators) and equipped with hydraulic controls (for better reliability). The existing Load Control and Floating functions have also been electronically enhanced. Also improved is the new PT-300 D:Mine’s remote control. The 3.5-inch display is more advanced than before, and the ergonomic controls have been updated. The communication signal is at 2.4 GHz for a more stable and secure connection and better maneuverability.
With this new carrier, FAE has also introduced the 300/FD, a new head made specially for demining that now joins the traditional 300/TD fixed-tooth demining head. The 300/FD head has a flail rotor that clears mines by detonating ordinance as it comes into contact with the flails, so the power of the explosion is then concentrated on the flails. This provides one more option for industry operators.
With these innovations, FAE once again completely raises the industry bar, offering government and military agencies, NGOs, and organizations operating in active war zones around the world an increasingly effective product for reclaiming and restoring otherwise dangerous and unusable land for public use.