Visitors to the bauma 2019 exhibition, which runs from 8 to 14 April, will have the chance to get up close to the newly upgraded articulated hauler. This will be the first time the machine has been displayed at an international trade show and it will take pride of place on the company’s outdoor stand.
The Terex Trucks team will show visitors how the company’s two articulated haulers – the TA300 and the TA400 – can lower the total cost of ownership and deliver high productivity at jobs, including large-scale construction projects, infrastructure developments and quarries.
“Bauma is the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair, and as such, it’s a showcase of virtually every machine in the industry – but for Terex Trucks, it’s all about the articulated hauler,” said Paul Douglas, the managing director of Terex Trucks. “The articulated hauler is the only product Terex Trucks manufactures – so therefore we’re able to focus all our attention on this machine. We are the experts in all things articulated hauler.
“That’s one of the key messages we want to get across at bauma 2019 – we specialise in robust, reliable articulated haulers. We will also be discussing the investments and improvements we’ve made in our product line and our growing dealer network. All of this, which is underpinned by our long-standing expertise in the field, has helped us to make sure our articulated haulers are even more productive and reliable. Terex Trucks is the strongest it’s ever been.”
Douglas described bauma as “the perfect opportunity” to display the upgraded hauler in front of a global audience. He said the updated TA300 “boasts improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort”.
Since August, the TA300 has incorporated the new EP320 transmission, which comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby greater operator comfort.
Until now, the TA300 has been been incorporated with six gears, including three reverse gears, with a maximum of 50 kilometres per hour (km/h).
In addition to the two forward gears, the TA300 promises a five per cent improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort. It is also now equipped with long life transmission fluid, which has helped to increase the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1000 to 4000 hours.
The hauler’s maximum speed has also increased from 50km/h to 55km/h, enabling producers to achieve faster cycle times, reduce the cost of operation per tonne and minimise fuel consumption.
“The TA300 is one of our staple products, hence why we worked long and hard to make it even better for our customers,” Douglas said. “The upgraded TA300 was rigorously tested for nearly two years internally and by operators on real job sites, working in a variety of conditions.”
Douglas added his team would also use the show to inform visitors about the TA400, “the biggest articulated hauler we make. In terms of maximum payload, it’s 10 tonnes bigger than the TA300”.
The TA400 features a fully automatic Allison HD4560 transmission assembly with integral retarder mounted directly to the engine, planetary gearing and electronic control with six forward and one reverse gears.
A glimpse into its latest products won’t be the only thing that Terex Trucks will be offering at bauma 2019. The Scottish manufacturing company will also be hosting a press event and Douglas and his team will be on site to discuss product news, market conditions and future plans.
“Terex Trucks is currently expanding its presence in key markets, and Bauma will be a good opportunity for us to meet and attract new customers and dealers,” Douglas said.
The Terex Trucks Generation 10 TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers are available in Australia through the Porter Group.
Source: Terex Trucks