Power Tread First Ever Multi Power Unit Featuring Non-pneumatic Tires

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HIPPO Multipower Systems combines railroad industry insights with Polaris® innovations to create time saving product.

October 1st, at AREMA 2013, HIPPO Multipower Systems unveiled its long awaited HIPPO Power Tread. The successor to the Power Track, the Power Tread now comes equipped with Polaris® Defense TerrainArmor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires.

Polaris® Defense TerrainArmor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires have been created to absorb terrain similar to pneumatic tires while also sustaining damage and maintaining operability. These tires have been tested to perform for more than 1000 miles with railroad spikes driven directly through them, and more than 350 miles after being shot with a .50 caliber rifle.

Chief Operating Officer Chris Klope stated, “Through our partnership with Polaris® we became aware of this new and unique technology, TerrainArmour™ Non-Pneumatic Tires. These tires were originally developed for military use and have quickly gained acceptance in commercial markets. Able to withstand the rigors of the battlefield, the TerrainArmour™ NPTs provide the missing piece of the puzzle, excellent mobility, able to cross any rail easily and an innovative design that will never leave you flat!”

HIPPO Multipower units are designed to power a multitude of tools requiring hydraulic, electric or welding power. “We developed the Power Tread based upon direct feedback from our railroad industry clients. We received constant praise regarding the unmatched strength and durability of our CAT Diesel engines and the hydraulic power they produce,” continued Klope. “However, mobility was less than ideal. Our original Power Track design incorporated tracks for mobility and while adept at navigating a variety of terrain, crossing the rails was challenging. Our answer to this was the Power Tread and we have been very pleased with the excitement and early acceptance of the Power Tread product.”

Suitable for all equipment needs, the HIPPO Power Tread unit produces the power needed to support future tool purchases regardless of the type of power required. Most importantly, these units are designed on the same military grade platform that passed the Aberdeen providing ground tests, and will withstand the harshest of environments.

About HIPPO Multipower Systems
Hippo Multipower Systems is the leader in the production of severe duty mobile multi-power systems including; hydraulic, electric generators, air compressors and welding all available in a single, robust unit.

HIPPO Multipower Systems is driven to be consistently recognized as the leading global provider of multipower solutions to entities who require robust, mobile power units to accomplish their work. We strive to understand our client’s unique challenges and to earn their trust through our actions and the quality of our products.

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