Bandit’s challenge took place adopting the Tier 4 emission standards for diesel engines. This switch limited the amount of hydraulic power that could be driven off the front of the engine. As a result of this limitation, they could no longer drive the pumps for the tracks, and they needed to keep existing space constraints.
Finding a solution for this issue led Bandit to WPT Power’s Single Head Pump Drive which mounts on the flywheel side of the engine. This versatile pump drive offers live hydraulic power when the engine is running, and can be rotated 360 degrees. Coupled with the WPT Pilotless™ Mechanical PTO, it eliminates pilot bearing alignment issues and increases sideload capacity.
WPT offered a simple and compact design that drives hydraulic horsepower from the flywheel side of the engine. Working closely with Bandit Industries has been key in developing a pump drive package that meets customer performance requirements while merging existing specification systems with new engine equipment/upgrades.