First publishedin World Highways
Scottish plant hire business Barhaul is putting a 28tonne capacity Terex
Truck TA300 articulated hauler to work at a barite mine near Aberfeldy in Perthshire.
Barite is used mostly as an additive for drilling mud in gas and oil exploration – the US, Middle East and China are the largest markets.
Barhaul’s TA300 is fitted with a tailgate and reverse colour camera and has fully independent front suspension as standard. A fuel-efficient five-cylinder Scania DC9 engine develops 276 kW of power at a maximum torque of 1,880Nm.
The transmission retardation system in combination with engine exhaust brake supports the fully-enclosed oil-cooled multidisc brakes for enhanced protection of the brakes. This means less maintenance and a longer life span for the brakes.