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Cautrac's New Morooka

07 December 2010

The Morooka can tackle mud and slopes, with a light footprint through rubber tracks that also make it ideal for travelling across higher-value turf.

Cautrac opted to use the MST-300 as a base for the machine, as it is one of the most popular compact Morooka machines that it sells, and is well represented in overseas markets if the access machine takes off. Likewise Niftylift is well known and has dealers around the world, making the combination acceptable to a wide range of customers.

The MST-300 is powered by a four-cylinder Kubota engine, providing 48hp. It drives through a hydrostatic transmission using a simple T-bar control in front of the operator’s seat.

What’s more, you can lift the seat and rotate it from one side of the cab platform to the other, instantly changing the way the seat faces and providing the operator with the best possible view to the work area no matter which way the machine is going. You get a ROPS structure with the MST, but there is no full glazed cab option. That said you can specify a soft wet weather cover if required.

Another reason for using the MST-300 as a base is that the machine is just 1.7 metres wide, with the outrigger legs folded away. This allows the platform to easily pass through standard farm gates and position itself in fairly restricted surroundings.
Folded height is just 2316mm with an overall transport length of 4686mm.
The four hydraulically-folding outrigger legs are actually from a larger 21-metre machine, but have been chosen to provide maximum stability.

EARTHMOVERS has had an exclusive opportunity to put those claims to the test, trying the machine on farmland near to Cautrac’s Northern depot in Bolton

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