The McElroy TracStar® 28 Series 2 was completely redesigned based on feedback that came directly from the field. The new machine now shares a common vehicle with the 250, 412 and 618 range of TracStars and is powered by a powerful diesel engine – which is especially useful on jobsites where gasoline is not permitted.
Designed to butt fuse pipe sizes from 2” IPS to 8” DIPS (63mm to 225mm), the TracStar 28 Series 2 offers a self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicle that can handle grades up to 30%.
A new cowling design aids in heat dissipation while providing easier access when machine maintenance is required. An updated electrical system increases the circuit protection and a standard battery disconnect is now incorporated for easy lockout.
All McElroy 28 Series 2 fusion machines incorporate an interchangeable 4-jaw carriage that can be easily removed for in-ditch fusions. The outer fixed jaw and skid can be removed from the carriage converting it to a 3-jaw carriage for an even more compact fusion unit for tighter installations.
The TracStar® 28 Series 2 Automated machine package guides the operator through a step-by-step procedure for fusing pipe. It has a built-in datalogging feature that keeps a record of each fusion joint, which helps you to verify joint integrity.
The TracStar® 28 can also be ordered as a Combination Unit (CU) that allows fusion of branch saddles with a maximum base diameter of 9.63” onto any size main.
The McElroy TracStar® 28 Series 2 Features:
- Patented Centerline Guidance System for equal distribution of force around the joint;
- Self-contained, self-propelled, all terrain;
- Powered by a low-vibration, diesel engine;
- DataLogger® compatible;
- Carriage can be removed for in-ditch use;
- On-board generator for powering heater;
- Fits in a standard long box truck bed for easy transport; and
- Also available as an Automated fusion machine.