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31 March 2016

Terex Trucks launches TA400, a new-generation articulated hauler

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Terex Trucks has rolled out its flagship 38tonne TA400 articulated dump truck, the largest and first of the Volvo-owned company’s new generation hauler lineup.

Investments have been made to ensure increased durability and protection of truck components, including upgraded hydraulic hoses, electrical interfaces, transmission mountings and brake pipes.

To prolong hydraulic component lifecycles, Terex Trucks has introduced magnetic pressure filters that reduce the risk of contaminants entering the system. They also improve the cleanliness of the hydraulic oil.
Force-cooled multi-disc brakes lower operational costs and increase safety. Supported by an electronic activated exhaust brake and a six-stage modulating transmission retarder, the TA400 benefits from longer brake component lifecycles.

The transmission now features high-performance oil that extends time between service intervals to 6,000hrs and the powerful drivetrain maintains traction in even the most difficult terrain thanks to longitudinal and limited slip transverse differential locks.

The engine and drivetrain are well matched, using automatic adaptive shifting. A pre-selected two-speed transfer box (drop box), providing good performance and productivity for all haul conditions.

The new, generation 10 TA400 introduces the Stage IV compliant series of engines for the European market. The Stage IV system features the latest generation Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), combined with Exhaust Gas Regeneration (EGR) technology and a Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT).

Maintaining focus on reducing total cost of ownership Terex Trucks has also removed the need for use of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Terex Trucks now offers fully compliant, cost-efficient haulers to all global markets, with the new European Stage IV system complimenting Terex Trucks’ Tier 4 Final range of articulated haulers for the North American market and the Tier 2 range designed for the non-regulated markets across the world.

Investments have also been made to enhance operator comfort, ensuring a smooth haul and more productive operation. Anti-vibration mounts for the engine and cabin, as well as cushioned stops on the steering cylinders have been integrated, and the cab features an improved air conditioning and ventilation system.

Machine performance information has also been improved, including transmission diagnostics that informs the operator on the status of the machine, including the oil quality, oil level, filter life, and fault codes/service indication.

Terex Trucks said more new generation articulated haulers will follow later this year and next.

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