New for 2022, the Aftershock AR500 shuttle is OMC’s take on a large capacity rear discharge shuttle that maintains the maneuverability needed for tight orchard spacings through the use of a center articulating pivot. The AR-500 sets itself apart with a tapered roller bearing pivot which provides smoothness and improved durability of the steering function. Steering is hydraulically actuated by dual hydraulic cylinders working in opposition (one pushes while one pulls, and vice versa).
The AR-500 is offered with a powerful B4.5 Cummins Stage V turbo-diesel engine producing 200hp, as well as standard front wheel drive and front air ride suspension. With a modular rear frame system, the AR-500 is ready for future configurations with a sprayer, spreader, flat bed, or other specialized implement a grower might need.
The AR-500 offers our proven powered 180-degree rotating operator platform (same as our AR-400 shuttle) and dual pedal arrangement, allowing the shuttle to be driven safely and effectively in both directions. The driver remains protected and comfortable inside the quiet, spacious cabin with standard air-conditioning and heating, intuitive controls, and a stereo sound system.