On June 20, 2014 Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc. (KATV) finalized the purchase of Soft Track Supply, Inc. Soft Track Supply, Inc. has been manufacturing custom all terrain, low ground pressure carriers since 1989. The production facility is located in southeastern United States. These are high payload tracked vehicles capable of operating in the most demanding conditions. From now on known as PowerBully, these rugged tool carriers offer the perfect mobile platform for digger derricks, cranes, man lifts, knuckle booms and backhoes. Uses include maintenance and construction of gas and oil pipelines and of power and telephone lines, fire control, soil testing, mulching to name just a few. Soft Track Supply is known for its dependability and functional, straight forward design.
Kässbohrer is the market leader for vehicles for grooming ski slopes and trails and special purpose utility vehicles. The PistenBully brand is known throughout the world as the premier vehicle for grooming ski slopes, Nordic trail networks and snowmobile trails. The portfolio includes the innovative fleet and slope management "SNOWsat" which not only collects and analyzes operating data but which is used as a navigational tool as well and also determines the snow depth. BeachTech beach cleaning machines; PistenBully GreenTech and the PistenBully Scout round out the special purpose vehicle sector. With the addition of Soft Track Supply, Kässbohrer substantially strengthens its position in the utility market.
PowerBully carries large payloads ranging from nearly 3 to 15 tons (6,000 lbs to 33,000 lbs). There are four standard models. A PowerBully can be built to individual customer specifications. PowerBully is capable of crossing almost any terrain with minimal environmental impact. Options such as hydrostatic or mechanical drive, enclosed or open mesh cabs, steel crosslinks or urethane track pads plus various steering controls provide flexibility in application.
Under the umbrella of the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, Soft Track Supply will enjoy the benefit of 45 years in tracked vehicle innovation, know-how, production and sales. The PowerBully vehicles will continue to be manufactured in Georgia where a long-standing member of the KATV team will manage operations. Sales and service support will be handled by Kässbohrer. We have an established sales and service network of over 130 service stations and agencies around the world in 68 countries and Antarctica.