Liebherr adds TA240 to ADT line-up
Liebherr has added a second model to its articulated hauler range with the TA240. The 40 tonne capacity truck has a 27m3 body and a 6x6 driveline. Power comes from a 16.2 litre Stage IIIB Liebherr V8 diesel engine delivering 350kW (476hp). This enables the truck to reach maximum speeds of up to 57km/h. A high performance retarder helps to bring the truck to a halt and can be preselected, with both the engine brake and the retarder working as soon as the driver lifts their foot from the throttle pedal. Wet, multi-disc service brakes provide ultimate retardation when required.
A large touch-screen monitor in the cab provides a constant display of vehicle systems and can be used to display the image from the standard front and rear-view cameras. The truck has spring-damper units on the front axle to deliver a comfortable ride. All of the hydraulic rams, for the dump body and steering system, are produced in-house by Liebherr along with the touch-screen display, cameras and wiring harness.