McElroy Creates Super 28 TracStar® Machine

TULSA, Okla. — The popular TracStar® 28 has a new ordering option for customers. Named the “Super 28,” the fusion machine pairs a 28 fusion machine carriage for fusing 2-inch IPS to 8-inch DIPS (63mm to 225mm) polyethylene pipe with a larger tracked chassis powered by diesel fuel.

McElroy TracStar machines are self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicles that can handle grades up to 30 percent. The four-jaw fusion carriage of TracStar machines can be easily removed for in-ditch fusion. For tight installations, the outer fixed jaw of the carriage and the skid can be removed from the carriage converting the unit to a three-jaw carriage.

The Super 28’s chassis is the same as those on the larger TracStar® 412 and 618 fusion machines. The diesel-fueled carriage is optimal for some jobsites, as opposed to the standard gasoline-powered option of the original TracStar 28.

“We’re excited about this new addition to our line of TracStar 28 machines,” said Chip McElroy, president of McElroy. “We made this addition because of feedback we have received from our customers and our worldwide distribution network.”

The new Super 28 can also be ordered as a Combination Unit (CU). Combination Units offer a saddle fusion capability that allows fusion of branch saddles with a maximum base diameter of 9.63 inches onto any size pipe main.

The Super 28 comes standard with the diesel-powered 28 carriage, TracStar 412/618 chassis, facer, heater, insulated heater stand and lifting assembly. For more information or to locate your nearest distributor, visit