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Terex TC50 Designed for Trenching, Excavating Applications

Constricted work environments pose no problem for the TC50.

Tue February 11, 2014 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Designed for trenching and excavating applications and offering a stable, zero-tail swing platform, the Terex TC50 compact excavator excels in constricted work environments. It is designed to turn within its tracks, guaranteeing that the rear of the machine does not swing into nearby structures or landscaping or out into oncoming traffic during operation. In addition, the offset boom allows for working in close proximity next to buildings and foundations, according to the manufacturer.

Ideal for landscape, plumbing, septic, electrical and utility installations, the TC50 is designed with a 39.4 hp (29 kW) Yanmar 4TNV88 engine and load-sensing and load-independent flow division hydraulics system that are matched to the machine’s size. This gives operators a greater power ratio and smooth, simultaneous operation for maximum work site production.

“The TC50 is popular with operators who need to dig deep, reach far and lift heavy loads on job sites where space is at a premium,” said Jamie Wright, Terex product manager. “This machine offers some of the same capabilities as a conventional heavy excavator but in a smaller package. Because it is a good all-around machine, it’s ideal for fleet owners who need to maximize their equipment acquisition costs.”

The TC50 boasts a light footprint without sacrificing performance. It weighs in at 11,067 lbs. (5,020 kg), and it offers a maximum dig depth of 12 ft. 1 in. (3.7 m) and a maximum reach of 20 ft. 4 in. (6.2 m). The optional quick-attach coupler system allows for easy bucket and attachment changes, offering contractors versatility for multiple job site applications with one machine.

It is able to handle 2.5 to 13.2 cu. ft. (.07 to .37 cu m) bucket capacities, and it is ideal for using a hydraulic hammer. The 78 in. (198 cm) wide dozer blade is independently controlled from the track drive for uninterrupted operation. And with a simple flip of a switch, operators can change from ISO to SAE controls to suit personal preference.

Built for consistent, reliable job site performance, the TC50 is manufactured with top-mounted, inverted boom cylinders and spherical bearings. The inverted boom helps to prevent the cylinder seals and the hoses from dirt buildup and offer protection from the elements.

“The design allows for maximum protection of the hydraulic hoses and boom cylinder from impact with the machine’s load,” said Wright. “It reduces stress to the pins and bushings, reducing normal wear and tear during operation.”

Operators and technicians are able to easily conduct daily inspections and regular maintenance procedures on the TC50. The design of this machine offers ground-level access to all of the critical machine components, including the engine, drive train and hydraulics. Preventive routine maintenance ensures optimum machine performance and reduces costly downtime.

The cab on the TC50 was designed with the operator in mind, said Wright. The spacious, insulated steel cab is comfortable even for full-sized operators, reduces noise levels and provides enhanced visibility. It is FOPS and TOPS certified for operator safety. The design incorporates a new dozer control lever, directly next to the joystick, which is more intuitive for the operators. Additionally, operators will enjoy the ability to adjust the height and tilt of the fabric-cushioned, hydraulically cushioned driver’s seat, and operator fatigue is minimized with standard armrests on both sides of the seat.

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