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Conquering the Flames 

ARDCO AMT400 Firefighting Truck 

In the battle against nature’s wrath, a new hero emerges - the AMT 400 Firefighting Truck by ARDCO Equipment. This rugged beast isn't just a truck; it's a force designed to combat the fiercest wildfires, brush fires, and off-road emergencies. With its cutting-edge features and unwavering determination, the AMT 400 stands tall as the first line of defense, ensuring that no fire is too fierce to conquer. 


Push Blade for Fire Break Maintenance: 

At the heart of this firefighting marvel lies a powerful push blade, a relentless tool for creating fire breaks. When the flames threaten to engulf everything in their path, the AMT 400 carves out a protective barrier, halting the fire's advance and allowing firefighters to gain control. 


20K Winch for Heavy-Duty Towing: In the toughest terrains, the AMT 400 doesn’t just fight fires; it rescues, too. Equipped with a robust 20,000-pound winch, this truck effortlessly handles heavy-duty towing, ensuring that no vehicle or equipment is left stranded in the face of danger. 


 Self-Loading from Any Water Source: Time is of the essence in firefighting, and the AMT 400 understands that well. With its self-loading capability from any nearby water source, whether it’s a river, stream, pond, or backyard pool, save precious time as it swiftly replenishes its water supply, allowing firefighters to focus on the mission at hand without wasting precious moments. 


Optional Remote Operation for Safety: Safety is paramount, and the AMT 400 takes it to the next level with optional remote operation technology. This equipment can operate the truck from a safe distance, minimizing risks and ensuring that they can respond swiftly and effectively to the ever-changing dynamics of a wildfire. 


Stang Fire Monitor for Precision: Precision is the key to effective firefighting, and the AMT 400 excels in this aspect. Featuring a Stang fire monitor, it delivers a precise and controlled stream of water, allowing firefighters to target specific areas with unmatched accuracy. 


Darley Pump for Reliable Performance: Reliability is non-negotiable in emergency situations. The AMT 400 is equipped with a high-performance Darley pump, guaranteeing consistent and powerful water flow even in the most challenging conditions. When the fire rages, this pump stands as a beacon of reliability, ensuring that the firefighting efforts never falter. 


200-Foot Blast Radius to Tackle the Toughest Fires: When faced with the toughest fires, the AMT 400 doesn't shy away. Featuring an impressive 200-foot blast radius, it unleashes a powerful onslaught against the flames, reaching even the most distant and stubborn spots. No fire is out of reach for this powerhouse. 


The AMT 400 Firefighting Truck stands as an indispensable tool in the battle against off-road brush fires, protecting properties with unprecedented efficiency. Its rugged design and advanced features allow it to navigate challenging terrains, reaching remote areas where traditional fire trucks struggle to access. With ARDCO Equipment's expertise and commitment to customization, their vehicles are not just solutions; they are promises – promises that no matter the unique demands, ARDCO Equipment will tailor its creations to meet every need, reinforcing the belief that together, we can overcome any obstacle and adapt to any challenge. 

 AMT600 Crane

A Versatile Workhorse 

ARDCO AMT600 Flatbed with Crane Attachment 

In the world of heavy-duty machinery, ARDCO Equipment has long been synonymous with ruggedness, durability, and versatility. Their machines are the go-to choice when it comes to navigating challenging terrains, and the latest custom build, the AMT 600 with Flatbed Crane, takes things to a whole new level. With a 250-horsepower Cummins 6.7 engine under the hood and a list of impressive features, this custom build is poised to redefine what's possible in the world of off-road equipment. 


250 Horsepower Cummins Engine: 

The heart of the AMT 600 is its robust 6.7 Cummins engine, delivering a commanding 250 horsepower and 730 lbf*ft torque. This powerhouse of an engine ensures that you have all the muscle you need to tackle the toughest off-road challenges with ease. 

40,000-Pound Capacity: 

When it comes to hauling and lifting, the AMT 600 doesn't disappoint. With a staggering 40,000-pound capacity, this machine can handle the heaviest of loads without breaking a sweat. 

20K Winch: 

The 20K winch is a game-changer when it comes to pulling power. Whether you're stuck in a rut or need to move something massive, this winch has got you covered. 

10x16 Flatbed: 

The flatbed provides 160 sq/ft of space for carrying equipment, materials, or whatever your job demands. It's a versatile platform that can be customized to suit your specific needs. 

4100-Pound IMT Crane Capacity: 

What truly sets this AMT 600 apart is its flatbed crane, with customizations available up to 20,000lb capacities. Radio Controlled maneuverability via joystick or wireless remote, and shown with the 4100lb capacity IMT Crane, it's a force to be reckoned with in the world of off-road cranes.  

Impressive Crane Extensions: 

The AMT 600's crane doesn't just stop at its capacity; it also boasts impressive extensions: 

-36'1" extension with a 1270-pound capacity 

-29'10" extension with a 1530-pound capacity 

-23'11" extension with a 1980-pound capacity 

-18'4" extension with a 2690-pound capacity 

-12'5" extension with a 4100-pound capacity 

With these extensions, you have the flexibility to reach and lift objects in a variety of challenging scenarios. 


ARDCO Equipment's AMT 600 Flatbed with Crane Attachment is yet another example of our ability to take on an engineering challenge brought by a client and exceeding their expectations. Combining raw power with precision and versatility, this is the ultimate companion for those who venture where the only road is no road. But the story doesn't end there. 


Customization Options and Unparalleled Durability: 

ARDCO Equipment understands that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to heavy machinery. That's why they offer a range of customization options for the AMT 600 to tailor it to your specific needs. Whether you require additional safety features, specialized attachments, or unique accessories, ARDCO Equipment has you covered. 

When you choose ARDCO Equipment, you're not just investing in a machine; you're investing in a solution. A solution to conquer challenging terrains, lift heavy loads, and unlock endless possibilities in your off-road adventures. Trust in ARDCO Equipment to provide you with the custom build that will transform your work, making it more efficient, more productive, and ultimately more successful.  


excavator and tractor

Yanmar Tractors and Excavators: Versatile Machinery for All Your Needs

When it comes to agricultural and construction equipment, Yanmar is a name that stands out for its reliability, efficiency, and versatility. For decades, Yanmar has been a leading manufacturer of tractors and excavators, providing solutions to farmers, landscapers, construction companies, and various other industries. At ARDCO Equipment, we take pride in offering a wide range of Yanmar tractors and excavators to cater to projects of all sizes.


Yanmar Tractors: Powering Productivity

Yanmar tractors are renowned for their adaptability and functionality. Whether you need to plow fields, clear snow, haul materials, or maintain your property, these tractors offer the power and versatility to get the job done efficiently. They are perfect for small and medium-sized farms, landscaping projects, and even residential use

--Compact and Powerful Engines: Yanmar tractors are known for their compact size yet powerful engines, making them ideal for a variety of tasks in agriculture, landscaping, and construction.

--Versatility: These tractors come with various attachments and implements, such as loaders, mowers, and tillers, allowing you to perform multiple tasks with a single machine.

--Ease of Use: Yanmar tractors are user-friendly, with intuitive controls and comfortable seating for long hours of operation.

--Fuel Efficiency: Yanmar's advanced engine technology ensures optimal fuel efficiency, reducing operating costs for farmers.

--Durability: Built with high-quality materials and engineering expertise, Yanmar tractors are built to withstand tough working conditions.


Yanmar Excavators: Unleashing Precision

Yanmar excavators have earned a reputation for their precision and durability. Yanmar excavators are the solution for heavy-duty digging, trenching, and earth-moving tasks. Whether you're working on a construction site, excavating for utility installations, or performing landscaping projects, Yanmar excavators provide the precision and power required for efficient completion of tasks.

--Excavation and Digging: The primary function of an excavator is to dig and remove earth and debris, making it perfect for digging foundations, trenches, and utility lines.

--Demolition: Yanmar excavators equipped with hydraulic breakers or shears can efficiently demolish old structures, concrete, and rock.

--Landscaping: Excavators are used in landscaping projects to shape terrain, create ponds, and move large amounts of soil and rocks.

--Material Handling: On construction sites, excavators are invaluable for loading and unloading heavy materials and equipment.

--Road Construction: Yanmar excavators play a crucial role in road building, including the creation of ditches, embankments, and grading.


Yanmar tractors and excavators are powerful tools that cater to different needs. Tractors excel in agricultural tasks and general hauling, while excavators shine in construction and landscaping projects. Whatever your requirements may be, Yanmar offers a range of models and attachments to ensure that you get the job done efficiently and effectively. At ARDCO Equipment, we offer a full range of Yanmar tractors and excavators. Whether you are looking to purchase or rent, we have options for projects of all sizes. Contact us today to learn more!


 AMT Custom Solutions


The Versatile AMT from ARDCO 

A Game-Changer for Job Sites 


The Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT) from ARDCO is a versatile and rugged machine designed to handle a variety of job site conditions. With its unique articulating design, the AMT can navigate rough terrain, tight spaces, and steep grades with ease.  


70+ Years of Innovation and Customer Satisfaction 


ARDCO has been providing customized AMTs for over 70 years, serving customers across the world. With a focus on innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, ARDCO has become a trusted name in the industry. We work closely with each customer to understand their unique needs and develop a customized solution that meets their requirements.  


Power, Traction, and Maneuverability: The Advantages of the AMT 


Articulating Design: Navigating rough terrain and tight spaces, the AMT features a tight turning radius with 45’ of steering maneuverability and 20’ oscillation between front and rear frames. This makes it an ideal choice for job sites where space is limited or the terrain is challenging. 

Comfort and Safety: Designed to allow the operator to work efficiently and safely, even in challenging conditions, the AMT features a  spacious cab, which provides ample room for the operator and one passenger to work in air conditioned comfort.   

Power and Traction Capabilities: Powered by the Cummins 6.7 engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower, the AMT can handle heavy loads and steep grades with ease. The AMT also features four-wheel/six-wheel drive and differential lock, which provide excellent traction in even the toughest conditions. 

Size-to-Capacity Ratio: With a lower ground pressure and wider footprint for off-highway towing and material hauling, the AMT features working speeds up to 25mph. The capacity and payload of the AMT with Dump Bed attachment offers superior performance over other 10 and 20 Ton vehicles. 


One Machine, Multiple Markets 


The Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck from ARDCO is an impressive machine that offers a wide range of capabilities, making it a highly rentable solution for our dealers thanks to its design and a wide range of attachments that can be easily interchanged to suit various tasks and industries. 

Multiple Attachments: The AMT can be fitted with a variety of attachments, including a water tank, crane, personnel carrier, and more, making it a valuable asset to any company’s fleet, as it can perform multiple functions with a single machine. From hauling materials to drilling and blasting, the AMT provides solutions for construction, oil and gas, railroad, utility, forestry, and agriculture.


If you're looking for a machine that can handle any job site condition, the AMT offers endless possibilities to meet your needs. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on meeting the evolving needs of their customers, ARDCO contact us today to learn more! 



ARDCO versatility




When companies offer rental equipment, they build an inventory that will meet the needs of their clients. Investing in one machine with several interchangeable attachments can be a smart addition to a company's rental inventory for off road equipment, providing a competitive advantage and the ability to attract a wider range of clients. From Pipeline and Highline Management to Off Highway Fuel or Water Transportation, Vegetation Management and much more, this type of machine offers versatility and flexibility, allowing companies to take on a wider range of tasks with a single piece of equipment.  


Having a range of high-quality equipment available to rent can be an expensive investment. By having a single machine with multiple uses, companies can save money on purchasing and maintaining separate machines for each task. The AMTs offered by ARDCO Equipment offer unmatched quality and reliability, with a wide range of attachments and customization options that can help your business stand out from the competition.  


With a lower ground pressure and wider footprint for off-highway towing and material hauling, ARDCO AMTs meet the diverse needs of your customers. Give us a call or click here to learn more about becoming an ARDCO dealer. 










Since 1955, ARDCO Equipment has provided countless customers with custom manufacturing for rugged and productive off-road equipment. Our story began when a man from Addicks, Texas started building off-road equipment under the name Applied Research and Development Company, or ARDCO, for short. His 4x4 buggies became so popular in the oil and gas industry that he set up shop in Lafayette, Louisiana, and expanded his operation. In the years since, our products have only gotten tougher, and they’ve become more customizable than ever. Our team can equip them with platforms designed for a variety of hauling, drilling and other jobs in remote areas. 


Strong partnerships have played an immeasurable role in the success of ARDCO, and with our equipment having been used in oil, gas, construction, agriculture, forestry, utility, or material handling, we have a long history of performance worldwide. Now, as we near our 70th year of manufacturing, we are looking for our equipment out in the wild.


Whether you purchased your ARDCO equipment fresh off the production line, or if you are a second (or third) owner, we'd love to hear from you. We’ve set up this form for you to tell us a little about yourself and which equipment you have purchased or acquired over the years. Bonus points for including photos!


As a sign of our appreciation for your business, now through June 1st, all those who register their equipment will be entered to win an ARDCO-engraved Swamp Box cooler. 


Again, thank you for your continued business over the years. We are proud to provide our clients with some of the most rugged and productive equipment when the only road is no road!


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