Terex has added the TA30 articulated dump truck (ADT) with the unique Terex® independent front suspension system with integral wet disc brakes to its ADT product family. Terex TA articulated haulers are fitted with the latest Tier 3 engines for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The TA30 has the 350-horsepower Cummins QSM11 engine and a maximum payload of 30.9 tons.
The Terex independent front suspension system, which was developed in conjunction with Timoney Mobility Systems of Navan (Ireland), is a purpose-designed, parallel-linkage coil-spring system. This system addresses the increasing emphasis on driver comfort. It also significantly adds to the potential for increased productivity by providing a smooth ride and improved handling, which can result in faster cycle times.
Another important feature of the latest generation of Terex articulated haulers is the provision of all-round, fully enclosed wet-disc brakes on all wheels of these haulers, which provide long-life and fade-free braking. This improves not only overall braking performance and operating efficiency, but it also greatly increases service life and reducing operating costs.
Experience with the new independent suspension TA30s in high-production mining conditions in Germany have shown marked improvements in both productivity and fuel efficiency.