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The History of the Trackless MT Municipal Tractor

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  • trackless vehicles history original lobo prototype red and white
  • trackless vehicles history original lobo prototype red and white

Lobo & MT1 (1969 – 1973)

  • The Trackless name came to be because the competition had tracks. We do not: therefore, the name Trackless Vehicles
  • Trackless started in 1969, manufacturing a machine called the Lobo
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MT2 (1973 – 1977)

  • The Trackless MT (Municipal Tractor) was a new concept of tractor designed for municipal and institutional use
  • It combined the following important requirements: cab forward design, 4 wheel drive, front PTO, maneuverability, strength, ease of control, visibility and sidewalk width
  • The Tractor came with a wide range of attachments: a Snow Blower, V Plow, 60″ Blade, Pickup Sweeper and Mower
  • The tractor was powered by a Continental F163 four cylinder liquid cooled gasoline engine
  • It was rated 56.3hp @ 2200 R.P.M
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  • trackless vehicles history mt2 model sidewalk municipal tractor with twin auger snowblower attachment
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  • trackless vehicles history mt3 model sidewalk municipal tractors with twin auger snowblower pickup sweeper and angle snowplow attachments

MT3 (1978 – 1984)

  • The MT3 came with a Ford Industrial diesel engine
  • Rated at 79hp @ 2500 and Eaton hydrostatics
  • 7 attachments, including new attachments such as a Flail Mower and a Power Angle Sweeper
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MT4 (1985 – 1987)

  • The MT4 used the Continental diesel engine with 59hp, and Sunstrand hydrostatics
  • Started out at 59hp. A Turbo version was offered to bump up power to 77hp @ 2600 to meet market demand
  • Operator comfort, safety and convenience were top priority
  • The cab was lined with sound absorbent material and a tilt steering wheel was added
  • 13 attachments, including the new 120″ and 168″ Rotary Mowers, Spraying System, Under Guard Rail Mower, Sickle Bar Mower, Rear Sand Spreader and 3 Point Hitch with Rear PTO
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  • trackless vehicles history mt5 model sidewalk municipal tractor with angle plow attachment plowing snow

MT5 (1988 – 2007)

  • In late 1988 the MT5 was developed
  • 13 attachments available when it first came out. The Cold Planer and Boom Flail were added later
  • Early MT5s started with a 76hp Cummins diesel engine and Eaton hydrostatics
  • The MT5 went through some horse power changes over the years: 79hp, 100hp, and ended with the Cummins 110hp tier 2 engine
  • Click here to watch the MT5 promo video
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MT6 (2008 – 2016)

  • Many modern improvements came in the MT6, including fuel consumption being reduced by 50%
  • Powered by 115hp Cummins Model QSB4.5, with 360 lb of torque
  • New attachments include the Folding V Plow, Double Trip Sidewalk Plow, Front Spreader and Plow, Dump Body, Infrared Asphalt Heater, Generator, Loader, Line & Stencil Painter and Aerator
  • Snow Blowers now in 51″, 60″, 70″, 75″ and 80″ widths
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  • trackless vehicles history mt6 model sidewalk municipal tractor
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  • trackless vehicles history mt7 model sidewalk municipal tractor

MT7 (2016 – Present)

  • John Deere 4.5L, 275 cubic inch TIER 4 FINAL engine
  • Improved Joystick, programs for every attachment, and incorporates F-N-R thumb switch
  • In-dash touch screen displays gauges, settings, and diagnostics for quick maintenance solutions
  • Back-up Camera, A/C and secondary hydraulic gear pump, are now part of the standard package
  • New attachments include the Stump Grinder, Watering Arm and 150-gallon Water Tank
  • Removable side panels and all new aluminum hood detaches easily without tools
  • Networked computer system significantly reduces wiring
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