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Terex Roadbuilding’s RS350 Sports Slew of Cab Enhancements

Wed November 05, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Terex Roadbuilding has introduced the first production model cab for the Terex RS350 reclaimer/stabilizer. Spanning the full width of the platform, this new design offers plenty of space for the operator to move inside the cab and includes a folding “jump” seat for operator training. Tempered glass on all four sides of the cab provides visibility to the front, rear and sides of the machine.

“There is virtually no line of site changes from the operator’s seat with our new cab,” said Jim Holland Jr., reclaimer/stabilizer product manager.

Doors on both sides of the cab allow entry to the operator’s station from either the left- or right-hand side of the machine. Dual wipers on both the front and rear cab windows afford increased visibility in inclement weather. Windows strategically positioned at the front bottom and running the full length in the rear of the cab offer unobstructed view of the wheels and rotor housing. Noise suppression panels between glass segments and incorporated into the floor boards reduce sound levels inside the cab to 85 dB, about the same as being inside a car in city traffic.

The cab design is FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure) certified to safeguard against falling objects. This new design works in concert with the RS350’s standard ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) configuration to offer the operator maximum protection when operating the reclaimer/stabilizer. With the cab’s folding side-view mirrors, the RS350 with cab installed can still be transported on a single-drop trailer in most regions without permits.

The standard HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system pressurizes the cabin and provides operator comfort in all climates. Integrated into the system is a defrost setting to ensure the windows remain “fog free” to enhance job site visibility. Sliding glass panels on the cab’s doors and dual fans enable the operator to work comfortably in ambient temperatures.

The Terex RS350 — the smallest reclaimer/stabilizer in the Terex Roadbuilding line — features a rear-mounted rotor that allows the machine to work closely around walls, manholes, barriers and other obstructions. The hydrostatically driven rotor delivers up to a 16-in. (40.6 cm) cutting depth at 75 in. (190 cm) wide.

Mounted in doweled tooth holders arranged in a random pattern for more uniform material gradation, 157 to 175 tap-in, tap-out carbide cutting teeth (depending on cutter selection) deliver long life and quick replacement. Contractors have the choice of weld-on or bolt-on tooth holders.

An updated cutter housing design enables the RS350 to perform flush cuts on the right hand side of the machine. By simply unpinning the cutter housing and shifting it beyond the right rear tire, contractors can use the RS350 to reclaim material right up to the curb reveal and other obstructions.

The machine’s cutter design enables a 50/50 mixture of anti-freeze and water to be added to the drum, ensuring the hydraulic system runs cooler to extend the life of the rotor planetary drive. Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders offer more down pressure on the housing, helping to maintain a constant cutting depth in the toughest applications.

Weighing in at 36,000 lbs. (16,330 kg) without the cab and with compact dimensions of a 24 ft. 9 in. (7.5 m) length, 8 ft. 1 in. (2.4 m) width and 9 ft. 10 in. (3 m) height, the highly mobile RS350 does not require permits for transport. The reclaimer/stabilizer is powered by a Tier III EPA emissions standards, Stage IIIA (European) compliant Cummins QSL 9.0L 350 hp (261 kW) turbocharged diesel engine.

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