Construction equipment: Compact wheel loaders

construction equipment Terex

Construction projects: Boasting a robust design and exceptional maneuverability, Terex® compact wheel loaders, ranging from 50 hp to 101 hp, are built to excel in the most challenging applications, from general construction, earthmoving and agricultural work to specialized tasks such as landscaping, utility and municipal work. Equipped with Tier 4 Final Deutz engines, these compact wheel loaders offer North American contractors maximum productivity on many jobsites thanks to their steering and hydrostatic drive systems, parallel kinematics and Terex Smart Control System.

Four unique models make up the Terex Tier 4 Final compact wheel loader family: The 50-hp TL65 unit offers bucket capacities from 0.65-1.31 yd3, the 60-hp TL80 boasts bucket capacities of 1.05-1.57 yd3, the 74-hp TL100 has bucket capacities ranging from 1.31-2.03 yd3 and the 101-hp TL120 model provides bucket capacities from 1.57-2.36 yd3. This range of models ensures that Terex has the right size of compact wheel loader to meet customers’ unique business needs.

The articulated steering on Terex compact wheel loaders gives these machines an excellent turning ability, up to a 40-degree angle, as well as helps the loader bucket maintain movement toward the material even at full steering angle. This features provides operators with increased flexibility when picking up or positioning loads. These loaders’ oscillating rear axle design, which means the operator always has the weight of the machine going in the same direction as the bucket, provides a 12-degree swing angle and keeps all four wheels in contact with the ground, which gives operators more ground pressure when pulling backwards, while operating on uneven terrain.

Terex compact wheel loaders only use power where it is needed the most, resulting in responsive, demand-driven and intuitive operation with less fuel consumption. The closed-circuit hydrostatic drive provides a high power output per unit mass and has infinitely variable and step-less speed. In addition, up to 90 percent of the maximum torque is available at start-up. This type of transmission, which replaces more traditional mechanical drive transmissions, provides high efficiency, economical output to reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing power. Terex compact wheel loaders are also equipped with a variable-flow hydraulic system that allows operators to perform several work cycles, such as lifting the bucket without slowing down the machine, at once. Permanent all-wheel drive and an automatic limited slip differential in the front and rear axles for optimal traction when traveling and moving materials also come standard on the Terex units.

With parallel Kinematics™ as standard across the Terex compact wheel loader range, operators can quickly and precisely lift loads to height without constant readjustment of the load angle. This feature allows operators to focus on accurate load placement, while increasing work cycle times for loading and unloading in the second row of the truck.

Further, efficiency gains come from the Terex Smart Control operating system which makes it much easier for the operator to configure the machine precisely to an application. Similar to menu guides on smart phones, operating the Terex Smart Control system 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. Automatic power shift and Terex fingertip controls help to further simplify operation for drivers, allowing them to concentrate more on the task at hand.

A full range of attachments are available for use with Terex compact wheel loaders, including buckets, rippers, fork lifts, load hooks, object handling, sweeper, snow blades and salt spreaders. Terex offers a quick-attach system on its compact wheel loaders so these machines can be quickly adapted to work in a wide variety of applications.

About Terex
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.

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