Terex Trucks’ TA300 hauler — more fuel efficient than ever before
Simple to operate and easy to maintain, the TA300 is a proven performer that delivers low total cost of ownership and high productivity, which now incorporates a new transmission that leads to a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency. This, among other features, has seen the TA300 articulated hauler being a popular choice on construction sites, quarries and infrastructure developments. The 30.9-ton workhorse offers a heaped capacity of 17.5 m3 (22.9 yd3) and is powered by a Scania DC9 engine, which develops gross power of 276 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 1,880 Nm (1,387 lbf ft). The TA300’s fuel-efficient engine range is globally emissions compliant without the need for DPF. This is achieved via the latest generation of SCR technology, combined with exhaust gas regeneration (EGR) and a variable geometry turbo (VGT).
The TA300’s new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. These features mean that the upgraded TA300 offers lower fuel consumption with smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 also now comes with long life transmission fluid, increasing the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours.
The TA300 is equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity, even in challenging conditions. The TA300 also has fully enclosed, oil cooled, multi disc brakes at all six wheels. These are supported by both the engine brake and the transmission retarder, giving the operator superb control and increasing safety and stability while providing a low cost of operation.
Helping to ensure high levels of operator comfort and productivity, the TA300 has a spacious, ergonomically designed cab with pressurized properties, which ensures operators are comfortable when behind the wheel. Acoustic insulation helps to minimize noise levels inside the cab while a high performance and easily adjusted HVAC system ensures a stable temperature. Other features that help to deliver a comfortable work environment include a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, an adaptive air suspension operator’s seat with adjustable armrests, anti-vibration mounts for the engine and cab, and cushioned stops on the steering cylinders.
Cost-effective production from Terex Trucks’ TA400
The TA400 is the biggest articulated hauler manufactured by Terex Trucks and is designed to meet the demands of the most extreme operations. This robust machine excels at delivering cost effective production at large scale construction projects, quarries and mines. The TA400 boasts a heaped capacity of 23.0 m3 (30.3 yd3) and is powered by a fuel efficient Scania DC13 engine that develops gross power of 331 kW (444 hp) and a maximum torque of 2,255 Nm (1,663 lbf ft). The TA400’s fuel efficient engine range is globally emissions compliant and meets the requirements of EU and North American legislation without the need for DPF.
Other key performance features of the TA400 include excellent traction and an effective power to weight ratio, which ensures material is moved as quickly as possible in all conditions. With this functionality, customers can achieve maximum productivity at a minimal cost. Reducing operational costs even further, as well as enhancing safety, are the force-cooled multi disc brakes. Supported by an electronically activated exhaust brake and a six-stage modulating transmission retarder, the TA400 benefits from longer brake component lifecycles. The Allison HD4560 transmission boasts high performance oil and up to 6,000 hours between service intervals. In addition, the machine has magnetic suction filters, which reduce the risk of contaminants entering the hydraulic system. This helps to maximize uptime through cleaner hydraulic oil, longer periods between maintenance and prolonged hydraulic component lifecycles.