Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearance Capability (PEROCC)
and its tools have been developed by Pearson Engineering to provide the
capability of obstacle removal and the neutralisation of mines and
PEROCC is a modification of a standard commercial wheeled loader running
on blast off wheels to protect it from the effects of mines.
Armouring is provided for the driver and essential drive train elements
and a lifting cupola provides excellent all round visibility in low and
medium threat operations.
Whilst its primary role is to prove an area or route is mine free using
rollers ahead of and behind the vehicle, the combined roller/dozer
capability at the front also enables the removal of obstacles.
The hydraulic arm can be used to investigate and remove both obstacles
and unexploded ordnance, act as a crane capable of lifting up to 5
tonnes, and carry a man basket capable of underbridge inspection or
elevation up to 16m.
The equipment retains the ability to use standard loader tools such as
buckets and forks.