Everyone knows that Caterpillar creates durable construction machines, but this vehicle at a whole new level. The Florida based Caterpillar Supplier, Ring Power Corporation, has transformed the worksite machine into a tactical ATV for law enforcement and SWAT teams.
With a CAT 287c all-around terrain loader framework as its foundation, this Rook Armored Vehicle can squeeze into restricted areas both outside and in structures. Although speed is not its strong suit– it works on a motor that generates 74 hp to a 2-speed powertrain that is effective at speeds at 9mph. This battle-ready monster compensates for lack of speed with it’s protective armor and various modular attachments.
Designers behind this venture have developed 4 accessories for the front area; a hydraulic breaking ram for pounding down wall space, an automobile removal device for picking up vehicles and relocating them, an armored transport system for providing officers high ground and covering simultaneously, and a grapple claw for shifting objects that weigh as much as 4,500 pounds.