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Terex TA300 blazes trail for new stretch of D11 Czech motorway

First publishedin World Highways
January February 2018
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Workers on a stretch of the Czech Republic’s D11 motorway have found a friend in the Terex TA300 28tonne articulated dump truck.

Czech-based company ATM CZ has a two-year contract to extend the 90km D11 by 15.5km; no easy task, from earthwork to compaction and paving. The road connects the Czech capital Prague and the city of Hradec Králové. Once the project is complete, the motorway will continue to Smiřicemi.

The motorway is part of European route E67 – the so-called Via Baltica – from Prague to the Finnish capital Helsinki by way of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

ATM bought the 28tonne unit from Terex Truck dealer AUSTRO Baumaschinen. The TA300 is powered by a fuel-efficient five-cylinder Scania DC9 engine and maximum 17.5M³ heaped capacity. “My crew continually praise the TA300 for its simple and effective design,” said Tomáš Michalička, owner of ATM.

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