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Terex Unveils New, More Fuel-Efficient Generation 9 Articulated Trucks


Engineered for the toughest applications around the world, the new Generation 9 range of Terex articulated trucks are powered by Scania engines, renowned for high uptime and reliability, underpinned by a worldwide service network. Back-to-back testing with the new Generation 9 Tier 4i TA300 and the previous model (Tier 3 TA300) demonstrates that the new range is not only more productive but also more fuel efficient.

“At home on sites ranging from sand and gravel quarries to coal mines and road construction projects, the new Gen 9 Terex articulated trucks are designed to keep your productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short. In short, Terex has the right articulated dump truck or every application,” said Ken Emmett, product manager, Terex Construction Americas.

Reducing Downtime
Dedicated to reducing downtime, the service points on Terex articulated trucks are designed for quick and easy access. The electronic-assisted hood raise and the fully tilting cab simplify access to major components and ground level service points, which further reduces downtime.

As well as reduced downtime, lower cost of ownership is a key feature of Terex artic haulers. All models in the Generation 9 range benefit from oil-cooled multiple-disc brakes on each axle providing extended brake component life, reducing service intervals and operating costs, and improving overall braking performance compared to traditional dry-disc brake systems that are fitted as standard on other leading manufacturers’ trucks.

The Terex cab is developed around the operator to improve comfort, efficiency and productivity. The new ergonomic cab has reduced interior noise levels, more effective air conditioning, a high-quality sound system, and even a new steering wheel and mirror arrangement. Interior aesthetics have also been updated to anthracite grey with a matte finish to reduce glare.

Productive
The smallest truck in the range boasts a hauling capacity of 20.3 cu. yds. (15.5 cu. m) and is powered by a 311 hp (232 kW) engine, making the Gen 9 TA250 the perfect partner for any construction project in the 25-ton class market. With a 370 hp (276 kW) engine, the Gen 9 TA300 leads the way as one of the most powerful trucks in the 30-ton class market, and this power combined with a heaped capacity of 22.9 cu. yds. (17.5 cu. m), means the Gen 9 TA300 has the capacity to be a most productive articulated truck.

Another class leading feature of the updated TA300 is the fully independent front suspension, which is fitted as standard. This innovative design, which is also available as an option on the Gen 9 TA250, greatly reduces operator fatigue and increases machine stability, enabling these machines to excel in rough-terrain environments.

Completing the Terex range of Gen 9 articulated trucks is the TA400 which has a maximum payload of 40 tons and a heaped capacity of 30.3 cu. yds. (23.3 cu. m). It has a gross power of 444 hp (331 kW), and with six forward gears and one reverse in addition to a two speed drop box, the Gen 9 TA400 can travel up to 37.3 mph (60 km/h).

Terex Construction Americas, www.terexconstruction.com