Local debut for TL310 loader

Located 17km north of Melbourne, Northern Quarries supplies the greater Melbourne metropolitan region with products used in many landmark projects and for major highway construction.

Conundrum Holdings operates several sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. Its quarries are involved in the extraction and processing of source rock to produce Class 1, 2 and 3 crushed rock for roads construction as well as commercial grade crushed rock for road and building sub-base.

It is also involved in the manufacture and delivery of pre-mixed concrete and has a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) registered laboratory to ensure compliance with Australian Standards.

{{image2-a:r-w:200}}?We needed to upsize our tool carrying capability, as our small tool carrier wasn?t large enough to act as a back-up loader when needed,? said Wayne Deken, the quarry manager for Northern Quarries.

 ?The TL310 is a larger machine and is capable of loading trucks a lot quicker for those times when the other loader is being serviced or out of action. We were satisfied with the performance and support for our other Terex equipment, so we felt confident in being the first to take delivery of the TL310.?

Deken said the TL310 is primarily used for tool carrying, including a forklift, jib and ?numerous other jobs around the quarry that always keep this type of machinery fully deployed. We were attracted by the machine?s value proposition, which included its high lifting height capacity for its size and weight, which meant we didn?t have to outlay the additional cost for a larger loader?.

Safety and operator comfort were also important considerations. The TL310 has a hydrostatic drive operated by simple controls. A joystick sits on the right-hand side on the arm pad, so selection of forward and reverse just involves flicking a switch left and right. This means the operator always has one hand on the joystick and another hand on the steering wheel.

?We are receiving positive feedback from our operators about its ease of operation, positive handling and its cabin, which is very quiet and comfortable. We have also found that fuel consumption is very efficient,? Deken explained.

?The machine?s stability is very good, as the hydrostatic drive has positioned the engine towards the back. This counterweight effect results in good side stability and allows all wheels to remain in positive ground traction, even with a full bucket load. We have no concerns with parts, training or service support. Shayne Morrall from [dealer] Victorian Construction Equipment has been looking after us for many years. He understands the needs of our industry and has a firm grip on what parts need to be stocked to support our equipment.?

Source: Terex Construction

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