Canadian Mining Journal


TRUCK: Upgraded Terex TA300 boosts fuel efficiency

UNITED KINGDOM – Terex Trucks’ TA300 now offers a more fuel efficient experience thanks to a new transmission. The 28-tonne workhorse boasts the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% imPreview (opens in a new window)provement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application.

Expect better fuel economy, higher performance, more productivity and enhanced operator comfort with the Terex TA300.

The 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. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort.

The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions.

In addition to this, the hauler’s maximum speed has increased to 55 km/h, up from 50 km/h. As a result, customers can achieve faster cycle times and lower cost per tonne. Other operational features include automatic shifting with manual over-ride, a hydraulic integral retarder and a hydraulic power shift longitudinal differential lock. Together, these help to ensure safe and productive operation, as well as reduced fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) consumption on job sites.

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 updated TA300 will initially be available from August in the higher regulated emissions markets of Europe and North America.

The TA300 is a proven performer on large construction projects as well as in quarries and on infrastructure developments. The hauler’s fuel efficient Scania DC9 engine meets the requirements of EU Stage 4/Tier 4 Final emissions legislation without a diesel particulate filter.

The machine 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. On top of all this, the cab boasts pressurized capabilities and a high performance HVAC system for high levels of operator comfort and productivity.

Ground level test points combined with a fully tilting cab and an electronically raised hood ensure ease of service and reduced downtime.

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