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TIER IVi-Compliant Terex TLB840 Backhoe Loader Now Available in North America

The Terex model invades the US and looks to conquer the Iron market.

Fri April 19, 2013 - National Edition
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The 94-hp (70 kW) Terex TLB840 backhoe loader is now available in North America.
The 94-hp (70 kW) Terex TLB840 backhoe loader is now available in North America.

Powered by an electronic, Tier IV interim Perkins 1204E-E44TA engine and an optional 4-speed servo power synchro transmission with automatic shifting, the 94-hp (90 kW) Terex TLB840 backhoe loader is now available in North America. Engineered to excel in digging, reaching, lifting and loading applications, North American customers will notice the TLB840 boasts high torque, powerful performance, as well as strong climbing and digging capabilities, according to the manufacturer.

The Tier IVi-compliant engine on the TLB840 is designed with EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) technology, which is well-suited for lower horsepower engines operating in high-duty applications. EGR engines incorporate diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) systems and sometimes diesel particulate filters (DPF) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter exhaust emissions. The new Perkins Stage III B/Tier IVi EGR engines, like the one in the Terex TLB840, include a DPF and allow auto-idle to be incorporated in machine.

“The Perkins DPF has a 10,000-hour service life, so maintenance needs are reduced,” said Jon Beckley, Terex global product manager of backhoe loaders. “This backhoe loader does not require diesel exhaust fluid, also known as AdBlue, or forced regeneration. Also, we have had a long heritage of strong global support with Perkins.”

Also according to Beckley, “The Tier IVi TLB840 offers 14.6 to 36.9 foot-pound higher torque through the rev range than the previous model. This means it is more responsive on pick-up under load and handling while transporting materials.”

The curved boom design on the TLB840 offers operators greater clearance to reach over obstacles and the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity. With a dig depth of 14 ft. 9 in. (4.5 m) — extended to 18 ft. 1 in. (5.5 m) — and a reach up of 18 ft. 9 in. (5.7 m) — extended 21 ft. 11 in. (6.7 m) — the TLB840 is designed with a slew system that provides high torque for easier backfilling and slewing uphill. For high-productivity trenching, this backhoe loader brags 7,958 lbf dipper tearout and 11,892 lbf bucket tearout forces.

With a loading height of 11 ft. 3 in. (3.4 m), the Tier IVi Terex TLB840 can easily load high-sided trucks, and with a 10,485 lbf bucket breakout force, a loader lift capacity of 7,291 lbf and bucket capacity of 1.32 cu. yds. (1 cu m), this backhoe loader offers high-capacity production. With “return to dig” feature at the press of a button, the Tier IVi TLB840 reduces cycle times and provides quick loading capability. The hydro mechanical self-leveling feature on the TLB840 enables the operator to avoid spillage and allows for load retention at full height. The hydraulic unload button controls the loader’s lift speed, as well as boosts the machine’s pushing performance.

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