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Terex Site Dumpers Fit Where Dump Trucks Cannot

Tue July 03, 2007 - National Edition
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Used for years on European construction sites, Terex PT2000, PT3000 and PT4000H site dumpers are now available to the North American market. Using Terex site dumpers, North American contractors will find it easier to move materials in confined areas, around or behind buildings — where they can’t fit or move a traditional dump truck.

According to Terex Product Manager Ernie Ferguson, “Whether you have a big or small site, you’re a landscaper or construction contractor, whatever the application, site dumpers will help save many hours of hand labor loading and unloading materials on your job site, versus the efficiency of one worker on a Terex site dumper doing the job.”

The multi-purpose Terex Power Tip (PT), or forward dump, site dumpers are designed to move a variety of materials, including dirt, clay, sand, stone, concrete and fertilizer. The compact dumpers excel at maneuvering around cramped construction sites on rough terrain. The PT2000, PT3000 and PT4000H dumpers are ideal for landscaping, golf course construction, nurseries, cemeteries and other applications.

For example, the site dumpers can be used to load sand bunkers for golf courses, Ferguson said.

“It only takes one load for a bunker with the site dumper, as opposed to using a tractor or regular dump truck, which would take many loads.”

Ferguson also said the site dumpers are easy to operate and very reliable.

With a fully hydrostatic drive to all four wheels, the PT site dumpers are easily maneuvered with a single joystick.”

The Terex PT2000, PT3000 and PT4000H site dumpers are specifically designed to help contractors move material more efficiently and cost effectively around job sites. The dumpers can be matched with a variety of other products, such as a backhoe loader or excavator, to increase job-site productivity.

Powered by an engine compliant with environmental regulations, the PT2000 model uses a 3/1 manual transmission combined with a Kubota D1705 33 hp (24.5 kW) diesel engine. It offers a heaped capacity of 2.2 cu. yds. (1.7 cu m) and a payload capacity of 4,409 lbs. (2,000 kg).

The PT3000 employs a 3/1 manual transmission in conjunction with the Kubota V2203-M 43.2 hp (32.4 kW) diesel engine. This unit has a maximum payload capacity of 6,615 lbs (3,000 kg) and 2.4 cu. yds. (1.8 cu m) of heaped capacity.

The PT4000H uses a 2/2 hydrostatic transmission combined with a Yanmar 4TNE88 39 hp (29 kW) diesel engine. It has a heap capacity of 3.5 cu. yds. (2.7 cu m) and a payload capacity of 8,818 lbs. (4,000 kg). All three models meet Tier II emission requirements and come standard with articulated steering.