Terex Trucks’ improved 28-tonner makes international trade show debut

MOTHERWELL-based Terex Trucks’ upgraded 28-tonne articulated hauler has made its first international trade show appearance at bauma 2019 in Munich.

The TA300 has taken pride of place on the manufacturer’s outdoor stand at the trade fair. Since August of last year, the hauler has incorporated the new EP320 transmission, which comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This is said to allow for smoother gear shifting, thereby increasing operator comfort.

According to Terex Trucks, the TA300 now delivers a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency. It also now comes with long life transmission fluid, which has helped increase the time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. The hauler’s maximum speed has also increased from 31 mph to 34 mph.

Paul Douglas, managing director of Terex Trucks said, “bauma is the biggest trade fair for our industry. It attracts all kinds of equipment from around the world, but for us, it’s all about robust articulated haulers – that’s the only product Terex Trucks manufactures. This gives us the luxury of being able to focus all our attention on this machine. We are the experts in all-things articulated hauler and have been for many decades.

“Terex Trucks has been investing in and making improvements to both the TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers. Both of these machines are robust, reliable and productive. Our articulated haulers have never been better and Terex Trucks has never been stronger.”

He added, “Over the last five years, we have increased our distribution network by 23% and we want to continue this growth. At the moment, 50% of our global dealers are based in EMEAR.

“We already have three well-established dealers in Germany but we’re looking to sign more – particularly in the east and north-east of the country. bauma will be a good opportunity for us to meet and attract new customers and dealers.”