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The new Generation 9 range of Terex articulated trucks are powered by Scania engines, which are renowned for high uptime and reliability, underpinned by a worldwide service network. Back-to-back testing with the new Generation 9 Tier IVi TA300 and the previous model (Tier III TA300) demonstrates that the new range is not only more productive but also more fuel efficient, according to the manufacturer.
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 also have been updated to anthracite grey with a matte finish to reduce glare.
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 (22.6 t) 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 (27 t) class market, and this power combined with a heaped capacity of 22.9 cu. yds. (17.5 cu m), means the Gen 9 TA300 is one of the most productive articulated trucks available today. Another class leading feature of the updated TA300 is the fully independent front suspension, which is fitted as standard. This design, which also is 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, according to the manufacturer.
Completing the Terex range of Gen 9 articulated trucks is the powerful TA400 which has a maximum payload of 40 tons (36 t) 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 kmh).
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 productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short.
For more information, visit www.terexconstruction.com.