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Breaking New Ground in Southern Africa with the
Terex® TLB840 Backhoe Loader
Official South African Launch
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2011 – Designed by the owner for the owner, Terex Construction is breaking new ground with the launch of the new TLB840 backhoe loader in South Africa. In partnership with South African compact equipment distributor, ELB Equipment Limited, Terex are launching the new backhoe with a series of launch events across the country throughout October. The first event will take place at ELB Equipment Ltd headquarters in Boksburg, Johannesburg, followed by a launch at the ELB brand premises in Kimberley, Cape Town and Durban.
The TLB840 has been designed around the operator with a host of new features aimed at enhancing comfort, reducing driver fatigue and aiding productivity. A more spacious ergonomic cab provides closer interaction between operator and machine, adjustable steering column and centrally positioned instrument groupings. The operating environment has also been enhanced with an upgraded ventilation system, high performance air conditioning and opening rear windows for both ventilation and improved visibility when trenching.
The TLB840 has a new curved boom which provides greater clearance to reach over obstacles and load closer into trucks, whilst its reduced height provides increased transport clearance. The boom also features a new “Deep Dig” outerslide extending dipperstick which allows for the clamping of objects between bucket and dipper. An optional thumb attachment is also available for grab and grip applications. High dipper and bucket digging forces allow a dig depth to 5.4m (17’8”) whilst the extending dipper reaches up to 6.7m (22’) at ground level.
Powering the TLB840 is an economical and reliable 94hp (70kW) charge air cooled engine with an option of servo power syncro transmission. This innovative system reduces driveline loss by 9%, delivering greater fuel economy and increased tractive effort for outstanding loader productivity. Superior handling is achieved via a new larger steering cylinder whilst braking performance is enhanced due to the larger diameter outboard mounted wet disc brakes, giving increased braking torque and a shorter stopping distance.
Richard Ghent, Product Specialist for Terex® backhoe loaders adds, “With over 50 years of heritage, it’s great to see this ninth generation design which builds on customer feedback to deliver an all new backhoe focussed on operator comfort, power and control.”
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.
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