The MTT-136 is an electric all-terrain tracked ‘tug unit’ that can be used singly or connected together, and operated as a ride on or via remote controls, used to push, pull or carry.
Although only at early production to individual order stage I have been watching this progress for several years, going from an idea and early prototypes to a mature but low rate production-ready unit.
The unit is a single track device, powered by a number of lithium-ion battery packs. 1 battery provides up to 4 hours (35km) runtime, with three allowing up to 12 hours of runtime or 105km range. The system can also be used to provide export power for power tools or other battery charging. Batteries can be quickly swapped.
At 50 feet, noise levels are a very low 55dBA and it is equipped with lights, towing hitches and a winch.
With all three batteries fitted, it weighs just under 300kg, yet can tow a total of 450kg in offroad conditions, at a maximum speed of 18kph. Performance is better on flat, firm ground.
It can pull a sled or trailer
One of the more interesting aspects of the design is the ability to connect multiple units together for a greater payload. They can be connected inline (like a snake), side by side, or in a quad configuration.
Side by Side
Control is via an onboard joystick, wireless line of sight joystick, or using a tether.
This feature might be especially useful for dismounted personnel.