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A Terex 28-tonne TA300 hauler wins favour at Scottish barite mine

First publishedin World Highways
October 2017
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.

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