Latest Gen10 TA300 ADT to be shown alongside vintage R17 rigid dumptruck at Hillhead 2018
TEREX Trucks will be showcasing the old and new at this year’s Hillhead with their latest TA300 articulated dumptruck (ADT) taking pride of place alongside a vintage R17 machine which dates back more than 40 years.
Achieving a payload of 28 tonnes (30.9 tons) and powered by a Stage IV-compliant, five-cylinder Scania DC9 engine, the TA300 is designed to withstand the toughest working environments. Delivering a maximum torque of 1,880Nm, the ADT has superior traction and an effective power-to-weight ratio to ensure material is moved efficiently and cost-effectively across all kinds of terrain. It is equipped with a spacious, ergonomic cab to provide commanding views and high-levels of operator comfort.
The 13.5-tonne R17 hauler represents the history of Terex Trucks, and a team of apprentices has worked hard at the company’s Motherwell factory to restore the machine back to its original glory.
‘Having the R17 on our stand (N14) gives visitors a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the history of hauling,’ said Paul Douglas, managing director of Terex Trucks. ‘Our heritage can be traced back to 1934 when the world’s first off-road dumptruck was created. It’s not often that you get to see a 40-year-old truck that’s still in working condition; we hope this highlights the level of quality we build into our machines.’
At Hillhead 2018 Terex Trucks will be joined by their official UK dealers TDL Equipment (stand A7). John Black, sales director for TDL, said: ‘Since the very beginning, TDL’s ethos has been to provide local support on a national basis, and that’s something we still strive towards today.’