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Page 38 of 61 ROCK products • September 2018 • 37 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions. In addition to this, the hauler's maxi- mum speed has increased to 34 mph, up from 31 mph. As a result, customers can achieve faster cycle times and lower cost per ton. Other operational features include automatic shifting with manual over- ride, a hydraulic integral retarder and a hydraulic power-shift longitudinal differential lock. Together, these help to ensure safe and productive opera- tion, as well as reduced fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) consumption on job sites. The TA300 also now comes with long life transmission fluid, increasing the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. The updated TA300 will initially be available from August in the higher regulated emissions markets of Europe and North America. "Introducing the new transmission to the TA300 articulated hauler continues Terex Trucks' commitment to install product performance and productiv- ity improvements that lead to lower operational costs for our customers," said Scott Pollock, product manager at Terex Trucks. "Developing and test- ing the new EP320 transmission for the TA300 was a collaborative effort between Terex Trucks and ZF. The new transmission has been calibrated specifically for the TA300 and rigor- ously tested for two years internally and by operators on real job sites, working in a variety of conditions. Operators have had nothing but praise for the upgraded machine. Among some of the most commonly cited bene- fits are the improved fuel efficiency and performance, as well as the smoother gear shift quality." The TA300 is a proven performer on large-scale construction projects as well as in quarries and on infrastructure developments, according to the com- pany. The hauler's fuel efficient Scania DC9 engine meets the requirements of EU Stage 4/Tier 4 Final emissions legislation without a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Together with the new fuel-efficient ZF EP320 transmission, this means signifi- cantly reduced fuel consumption and operational costs. The machine has fully enclosed, oil-cooled, multi-disc brakes at all six wheels. These are sup- ported by both the engine brake and the transmission retarder, giving the operator superb control and increasing safety and stability while providing a low cost of operation. On top of all this, the cab boasts pressurized capabilities and a high-per- formance HVAC system for high levels of operator comfort and productivity. Ground level test points combined with a fully tilting cab and an electronically raised hood ensure ease of service and reduced downtime. Terex Trucks, The latest Cat D8T dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully auto- matic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel, as well as unprec- edented ease of operation. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of tech- nology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback. The new D8T moves up to 18 percent more material per hour than the previ- ous model, while using about the same amount of fuel, representing a sig- nificant fuel efficiency gain. In lighter applications, customers can expect to see up to 11 percent fuel savings com- pared to doing the same work with the previous model. Much of the productivity gain comes from a new Caterpillar designed ful- ly-automatic 4-speed transmission. The powertrain continuously optimizes the dozer for maximum power and great- est efficiency based on the load. There is no need for the operator to upshift/ downshift, so operators of varying experience levels can get the most from the dozer without having to manage gear shifts. The added gear and seam- less lock-up clutch engagement ensure smooth shifting. The Semi-Universal (SU) blade capac- ity has been increased by 19 percent. At 13.4 cu. yd. (10.3 cu. m), the largest SU blade in the size class finishes jobs in fewer passes. Optional patented Per- formance Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 25 percent versus standard cutting edges, especially in hard/frozen ground or heavily com- pacted materials. Powered by a Cat C15 ACERT engine, the new D8T offers class-leading 354 net hp (264 kW). Drawbar power is increased by up to 13 percent. A 10 per- cent increase in steering torque, fully automatic transmission and differential steering combine to provide best-in- class steering performance under load. Caterpillar, Cat Dozer Moves More Material in Less Time

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