Terex Trucks to showcase the old and new at Hillhead

By |  April 25, 2018

Terex Trucks’ R17 hauler. Photo courtesy of Terex Trucks.

Terex Trucks returns this summer to Hillhead, where it will showcase the latest TA300 articulated hauler alongside the vintage R17 hauler.

“Having the R17 on our stand gives visitors a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the history of hauling,” says Paul Douglas, managing director of Terex Trucks. “Terex Trucks’ heritage can be traced back to 1934 when the world’s first off-road dump truck was created. It’s not often that you get to see a 40-year-old truck that’s still in working condition.”

Based in Scotland, Terex Trucks has been building haulers at its site in Motherwell, Scotland, since 1950. The R17 dates back to the early 1970s. Originally, the engine was manufactured in Cumbernauld, Scotland, and the machine itself was built in Motherwell. A team at the Motherwell factory has been working to restore the machine.

Visitors at Hillhead will see the historic craftsmanship of the R17 for themselves, the company says, from the simple yet effective operating system to original features such as the driver’s seat and engine.

The TA300 articulated hauler

The TA300 articulated hauler is designed to withstand the toughest conditions in quarries, infrastructure developments and commercial projects. Photo courtesy of Terex Trucks.

Achieving a payload of 30.9 tons and powered by a five-cylinder Scania DC9 engine, the TA300 hauler is designed to withstand the toughest conditions at quarries, infrastructure developments and commercial projects. The machine has great traction and an effective power-to-weight ratio to ensure material is moved quickly and cost-effectively across all kinds of terrain and in any type of weather, Terex Trucks says.

Additionally, the machine features an ergonomically designed cab, complete with plenty of space and a commanding view for maximum operator comfort.

Hillhead 2018 will take place from June 26-28 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, England.

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