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Cleaner engine and Smart Control system enhance performance and comfort


Bauma, Germany, 15 April 2013 – The latest Terex® TL120 wheel loader comes with far more than just a more powerful EU Stage IIIB engine; it has a new Terex Smart Control operating system, a quieter cab offering a better view for the operator and a new intuitive cooling system.


At 74.4kW the cleaner EU Stage IIIB engine provides the 7.1t operating weight TL120 with approximately 16% more power than its predecessor. Exhaust emissions from the Deutz engine are up to 90% lower than the Stage IIIA machine.



Further efficiency gains come from the new operating concept which makes it much easier for the operator to configure the machine precisely to the application. By mimicking the menu guides seen on smart phones, operating the Terex Smart Control is very intuitive. Within the cab a new dashboard display provides a better at-a-glance of machine operation information, while the multi-function joystick comes with an electro-proportional control circuit and a slow/fast key for precise handling. The keypad has extra-large keys for easy operation and all the fuses and relays are now mounted inside the cab for additional protection.


Noise levels in the two-door cab have been cut from an already creditable 76dB(A) to a whisper quiet 71dB(A). The lock switch for the Quick-Attach system is mounted by the steering column and the TL120 provides the operator with an excellent view of the attachment coupling process.


A new engine cooling system uses a hydraulically operated and temperature-controlled fan which starts automatically when required to help reduce fuel consumption. A reverse function is available for machines working in dusty environments. The combination of the new cooling package and the revised rear hood cuts exterior noise levels from 102dB(A) to 99dB(A) – effectively reducing noise pollution.


Other changes include a three-part counterweight which provides easier service access to the engine, the battery isolator is now adjacent to the cab, and beneath the redesigned engine hood are new jump start terminals. A revised steering system reduces the effort needed to turn the wheel while retaining the 4640mm turning radius.


Other features carried over from the previous model are the 1.2 m3 to 1.8m3 bucket capacity, parallel kinematics, self-locking differentials and an oscillating rear axle.



About Terex
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at


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