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Talus Launch Tractor T108

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Talus Launch Tractor T108
Launch tractor T108 is a 19 tonne Talus MB-H Crawler used to launch the Mersey class lifeboat. The Talus MB-H was specifically designed for the RNLI, to launch and recover lifeboats from beaches. The Talus MB-H launches and recovers lifeboats, up to 15 tonnes in weight, from beaches, in a safer and faster manner than previously available. It is capable of towing lifeboats, on specially designed carriages, at speeds of up to 12.0 kph over varying beach conditions. It has the ability to work at full power in up to 2.44m of calm water, and can drive and winch simultaneously in order to recover the lifeboat. Photo: David Heath
Posted on March 7, 2013