TA400 heralds start of Terex Trucks’ new generation articulated hauler range
The first fruits of Terex Trucks’ product renewal programme focuses on articulated haulers at Bauma Munich in April, with the flagship 38 tonne TA400 spearheading a significantly upgraded new generation of dump trucks.
Featuring new livery and frontal design, the 38 tonne TA400 articulated dump truck is the largest in the Terex Trucks articulated range. Showcasing improvements in quality and durability, the TA400 is the first of a new generation of articulated machines, the result of a major ongoing product renewal programme.
High performance, low emissions
Terex Trucks has invested heavily in the new TA400 to ensure customers receive increased performance and lower operating costs. To guarantee maximum uptime of the truck, investments have been made to ensure increased durability and protection of truck components, including upgraded hydraulic hoses, electrical interfaces, transmission mountings and brake pipes. In order to prolong hydraulic component lifecycles, Terex Trucks has introduced magnetic pressure filters that reduce the risk of contaminants entering the system, and improves the cleanliness of the hydraulic oil.
Further lowering operational costs, as well as enhancing safety, is the force-cooled multi-disc brakes. Supported by an electronic activated exhaust brake and a six-stage modulating transmission retarder, the TA400 benefits from longer brake component lifecycles. The transmission now features high performance oil that extends time between service intervals to 6,000 hours, and the powerful drivetrain maintains traction in even the most difficult terrain thanks to longitudinal and limited slip transverse differential locks.
The engine and drivetrain is well matched, utilizing automatic adaptive shifting and a pre-selected two-speed transfer box (drop box), providing good performance and productivity for all haul conditions. The new, generation 10 TA400 introduces the Stage IV compliant series of engines for the European market. The Stage IV system features the latest generation Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), combined with Exhaust Gas Regeneration (EGR) technology and a Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). Maintaining focus on reducing total cost of ownership Terex Trucks has also removed the need for use of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Terex Trucks now offers fully compliant, cost-efficient haulers to all global markets, with the new European Stage IV system complimenting Terex Trucks’ Tier 4 Final range of articulated haulers for the North American market, and the Tier 2 range designed for the non-regulated markets across the world.
Enhanced operator comfort
Investments have also been made to enhance operator comfort, ensuring a smooth haul and more productive operation. Anti-vibration mounts for the engine and cabin, as well as cushioned stops on the steering cylinders have been integrated, and the cab features an improved air conditioning and ventilation system.
Machine performance information has also been improved, including transmission diagnostics that informs the operator on the status of the machine, including the oil quality, oil level, filter life, and fault codes/service indication.
Further models in Terex Trucks’ new generation articulated hauler range will follow later in 2016 and 2017.