Plant giant Terex has unveiled the latest addition to its range of articulated dump-trucks, the 30t TA300. It is designed for civil engineering, road maintenance, quarrying and muckshifting work.
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The truck has a 17.5 m³ load capacity and a maximum payload of 28t, and Terex claims it is easier to handle, more comfortable and can deliver better value than some of its closest competitors.
After listening to feedback from operators, the new ergonomically designed cab features better air conditioning, reduced interior noise, an improved steering wheel and better control and instrument panel placement than previous models.
Terex product manager George McNeil said: “Everything has been carefully considered to enhance operator comfort and increase productivity levels.”
The new TA300 costs around £149,000, and Mr McNeil claimed that, despite launching the new machine during the worst downturn the country has witnessed for 50 years, the company remained positive about finding buyers for it.
Sales and marketing director John Rotherford confirmed: “Even if the market has dwindled significantly it is still vitally important that we continue to innovate and help develop our market.”
According to Terex’s own figures, fewer than 200 articulated dump trucks were sold across the UK last year, with Terex taking 15% of that market.
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