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Cranes and Tractors in Antarctica

Caterpillar D4H and D5N low ground pressure bulldozers and Canadian Foremost/Track Industries 110c tracked carriers fitted with Palfinger hydraulic cranes are also used. All these vehicles are fitted with Webasto pre-heating equipment that heats the engine to its operating temperature before starting; even at -30°C the engines start easily. All burn aviation kerosene which remains fluid to -60°C although this results in a 10% reduction in power.

Caterpillar D4 - Iced up

Tracked crane - Lifting melt tank