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Coventry, England, 14th May 2013 – Terex Construction revealed a prototype of its new 1-tonne site dumper for the first time in the UK at the inaugural PLANTWORX exhibition at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, on 14th-16th May. The global equipment manufacturer also had a host of other exciting exhibits and demonstrations at the show including its latest backhoe loader, the Terex® TLB890.


Terex Sales and Marketing Manager for the UK, Lyle Sibbald, commented: “We’ve been working hard to bring new machines and developments to our customers and PLANTWORX provided the perfect platform to show them off. A lot of interest was shown in our prototype of the TA1EH site dumper, so we’re looking forward to launching this new product to the UK market in 2014. Similarly, our new TLB890 backhoe loader is proving to be a popular machine with many orders already secured. The signs for the second half of 2013 are looking positive.”


New Terex machines

TA1EH Site Dumper

Available for purchase in the UK in 2014, the 16.4 kW TA1EH site dumper has been carefully developed to have excellent fuel economy, low noise levels and operator friendly controls in order to meet the needs of the rental market.


When moving material, the TA1EH site dumper’s elevated discharge raises the skip (which has a heaped capacity of 540 litres) to over 1.5 metres and allows it to tip over obstacles into standard waste skips. For convenience and versatility, a folding ROPS comes as standard enabling the machine to move through a typical 1-metre doorway and gain access into indoor spaces. Chassis and engine canopies are designed to give convenient, ground-level access to all areas for easy maintenance.


In addition, the hydrostatic transmission delivers smooth, uninterrupted power and high travel speed for the operator. Active hydrostatic braking technology also provides significant operational benefit when working on gradients.


TLB890 Backhoe Loader

Another new machine in the Terex family is the TLB890 backhoe loader which, like the site dumpers, is manufactured locally in Coventry, UK. This new backhoe loader features a curved boom design, excellent hydraulic pressure and a high-torque 74.5kW engine, which provides outstanding tear out forces and fast cycle times. A feature operators will also enjoy is the spacious and ergonomic cab.


Jon Beckley, Product Manager for Terex backhoe loaders, said: “Through our research, we know our customers want their machine to dig deep, have excellent maneuverability and provide economic yet powerful performance - and they want to do this in comfort. With our new 890 model, we have met these requirements to further help our customers achieve exceptional job site performance.”


Key to the TLB890 backhoe loader’s powerful performance is its new high-pressure hydraulic system, high-force cylinders and new boom design. These design improvements result in an impressive slew torque which provides powerful and quick backfilling particularly when working on cross slopes. The curved boom design also allows trucks to be positioned closer to the machine for short loading cycles and a new “Deep Dig” innerslide extending dipperstick delivers fast working cycles and high retraction force for rapid bucket filling.


[For more detailed information, please see enclosed TLB890 press release.]


The other Terex machines on show…


Mini Excavators

From the Terex® mini excavator range, the TC16 could be seen in action in the Dig Zone while the TC10 and TC29 were on the static exhibition stand.



The launch of the TC10 micro excavator in 2012 saw Terex enter this market for the first time. The TC10 unit provides strong competition and offers significant productivity benefits for operators who need big performance in a small package.


Mirco Kuhlmey, Product Manager for Terex mini and midi excavators, comments: “In an equipment class with many established players, our TC10 succeeds by providing features and benefits that customers need. The premium specification TC10 offers a high degree of operational versatility, reliability and durability to succeed in a sector where machines are under constant punishment from the jobsite.”


To deliver the versatility required in the micro excavator market, the TC10 weighs just 1 tonne and is only 760mm wide, making it easy to transport to and work in the smallest sites. Fitted with an optional fold-down FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure), the TC10 micro excavator is able to go through most domestic doorways – allowing it to work inside houses or pass through to non-accessible jobsites.


Its rubber tracks exert a ground pressure of only 0.28kg.cm² (3.9psi), so there is little chance of the TC10 micro excavator to cause damage when travelling across delicate floors, patios or lawns.


Once at the work site, the big potential of this small machine becomes evident. The tracks on the TC10 excavator extend to 990mm for stability and it has zero tail-swing, leaving the operator free to concentrate on the job at hand. The TC10 has a maximum digging depth of 1,620mm with its standard 750mm dipper (or 1,770mm with the optional 900mm dipper) and can easily load material directly into containers.


[For more information, see the enclosed TC10 press release.]




Weighing in at 1.65 tonnes the TC16 mini crawler excavator boasts a dig depth of up to 2.4 metres with bucket capacities ranging from 0.021m3 to 0.91m3. Power for this unit comes from a Euro Stage IIIB/ Tier4i compliant, 3 cylinder diesel engine developing 13.1 kW. The TC16 is offered with either a ROPS canopy or a full cabin and is seen as an operator friendly excavator with excellent seating position and ergonomically placed controls. An adjustable undercarriage allows the TC16 to squeeze through an opening of under 1 metre. A 990mm wide dozer blade complete with a pair of 175mm fold out extensions completes the machine.



The 2.925 tonne TC29 mini excavator is powered by a fuel efficient, 4 cylinder, water cooled engine developing 17.5 kW. This unit comes equipped with a 1350mm or an optional 1550mm dipper stick giving a maximum dig depth of up to 2.96 metres. Bucket capacities for the TC29 excavator ranges from 0.3m3 up to 1.1m3. The boom features a top mounted cylinder to both protect it from damage and also increase the working range.


Both models feature the patented Knickmatick® boom offset system that allows a lateral movement 60 degrees left and 67 degrees right.


Midi Excavator


The TC75 was also on show from the Terex® midi excavator range. This unit has a short-tail design which makes it suited to the most demanding and confined job site conditions, including working in single traffic lanes and on narrow construction sites.


The machine’s cylinders have been cleverly positioned on top of the boom rather than on the exposed underside, which gives much greater protection from impact damage when operating in space-constrained jobsites. This allows operators to work closer to walls, reach over and excavate around obstructions and clamp objects between bucket and boom with less chance of damaging critical components.


An optional mechanical or hydraulic quick coupler system allows for fast and simple tool changeover. End-position cushioning on all of the machine’s digging-related hydraulic cylinders also provides smooth operation.


For economy of use, the TC75 midi excavator has an auto idling system, whereby the engine goes into

idle rpm when not in use for several seconds – reducing emissions, saving fuel and reducing noise. The machine immediately returns to the previous setting when the operator touches the controls.


The Terex TC75 midi excavator has an operating weight of 7.5 tonnes and engine power of 54 kW.


Site Dumpers

Terex also displayed various models from its popular site dumper range including the TA6S and TA9.


The TA6S unit has a 6-tonne capacity with a 3245 litre heaped capacity skip. Power comes from a 62.5 kW, 4 cylinder diesel engine driving through a 4 speed power shuttle transmission. The power-swivel skip offers the user the ability to tip alongside the machine making it ideal for working in tight locations. The 1.2-metre height of the skip lip when tipped also means tipping into waste skips is made easier than previous models.


The TA9, which was seen in action at the Dig Zone, is the second largest model in the Terex range of site dumpers. Designed with productivity in mind, the TA9 unit offers a 9-tonne payload with a 4.56m3 heaped capacity. Powered by a turbocharged, 74.5 kW, Perkins diesel, the fuel efficient engine is coupled to a four forward/four reverse power shuttle transmission capable of pushing this site dumper up to 17mph. As with all site dumpers in the Terex range, the robust build quality of the TA9 will provide excellent productivity, even under the most arduous of tasks.


Vibratory Roller

The single drum MBR71 compaction roller was also on the Terex stand. The MBR71 unit has a powerful and reliable air cooled engine and hydrostatic transmission for smooth power delivery. A high static linear load along with high vibratory compaction performance makes work easier for the operator by reducing the number of required passes. The Terex® MBR71 compaction roller has an operating weight of 513kg, static linear load of 7.2 kg/cm and a centrifugal force of 9 kN. The roller is supplied with a purpose built European-type approved trailer along with a BR50 or BR67 Stanley Hydraulic Breaker kit. The machine is a high performance, cost effective solution to support highway repair, as well as a range of building and landscaping tasks.




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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