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44 • ROCK products • May 2019 www.rockproducts.com EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING The recently updated Terex Trucks TA300 articulated hauler made its first international trade show appearance at bauma 2019. Representatives from Terex Trucks showed visitors how the company's two articulated haulers – the TA300 and TA400 – deliver low total cost of ownership and high pro- ductivity on jobs including large-scale construction projects, infrastructure developments, quarries and mines. Since August, the TA300 has incorporated the new EP320 transmission, which comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby superior operator comfort. In addition to this, the TA300 now delivers a 5% improve- ment in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort. It also now comes with long-life transmission fluid, which has helped to increase the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. The hauler's maximum speed has also increased to 55 km/h (34 mph), up from 50 km/h (31 mph). Ultimately, this means that customers can achieve faster cycle times, reduce the cost of operation per ton and minimize their fuel consumption. Terex Trucks, www.terextrucks.com/articulated/18-ta300 Aimed at Volvo's larger excavators and wheel loaders, the new generation Volvo Tooth System features higher penetration, longer life – and an easy hammerless fitting system. Volvo Construction Equipment's medium and large wheel loaders and excavators now have more to smile about – an all new premium tooth system that not only increases produc- tivity and fuel efficiency, but is also more wear resistant and much easier to fit, thanks to its hammerless pin design. Offered for Volvo wheel loaders between L60 to L350, and for Volvo excavators from 14-ton capacity up to its largest 95-ton machine, the new tooth system digs deeper and stays sharper for longer. The low profile design offers greater penetration capability and higher bucket fills, offering quicker cycle times and as much as an extra 20% more penetration over the life of the tooth – boosting productivity and extending effective tooth life. The design also features a more self-sharpening design, further helping to reduce fuel consumption. Protected welding, stronger adaptor nose and clever design helps give the system added robustness, while the system's greater durability means longer change intervals and reduced bucket wear. Because they are designed exclusively for these Volvo machines, the teeth and adaptors are specifically matched to the specification, size and model of machine. Featuring smooth sur- faces in critical areas, the new tooth system helps to distribute stress while working. With the optimum balance of wear pro- tection and weight, the tooth system has been engineered to unlock the potential of these machines – delivering maximum performance, breakout force and uptime. The ultimate in wear parts, even the best teeth need to be replaced eventu- ally. Changing teeth with Volvo's latest generation tooth system couldn't be easier – or faster. A true hammerless system, the teeth feature a unique locking device that includes a reusable locking pin. Offering excellent fit and retention – and an auto-tightening effect once fitted, the reusable pin locks into place simple by twisting it a quarter turn. Taking just a few minutes, installation couldn't be simpler – place, push and twist – that's it. There are five types of teeth available for the excavators: general purpose, abrasive material and rock, pick point, twin pick and spade nose. There are two adaptor types offered, and also an optional mechanical wear cap avail- able, which fits on the standard adaptor and extends tooth life further. For wheel loaders there are three types of teeth available: general purpose, abrasive material and rock, along with three types of adaptors. Volvo Construction Equipment, www.volvoce.com Volvo Tooth System Features Higher Penetration Terex Trucks TA300 Articulated Hauler Lowers Cost of Ownership Seen at bauma Seen at bauma

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