Terex Equipment Limited is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy earth moving, mining and quarrying trucks with the majority of these high value products exported to markets world wide.
The new TA25, TA27 and TA30 offer more power and more torque from new electronically managed emissions-certified engines, matched with new RPC automatic transmissions for optimised performance. The bigger bodies allow an extra tonne more payload.
Kawasaki's K3VL pump plays a key role in the design of these machines, it provides the hydraulic power to the cylinders that control the articulation of the cab, the engine fan drive, the hydraulic braking system and the dumping motion of the trucks load. Terex have made use of the pumps' highly responsive load sensing control option providing additional power savings compared to conventional designs. Significant improvements in hydraulic system efficiency have been achieved, resulting in considerable savings in fuel consumption and operating costs.
The pumps greater durability, increased pressure capability, extremely compact installation envelope and rapid, highly stable response times have all been key features for consideration by Terex in the selection process.
"Having examined several manufacturers' offerings, the Kawasaki K3VL pump was found to be the only one that satisfied all the pressure and flow requirements and is fitted to al three trucks" said Lionel Curtis, Product Manager - ADT at Terex. "The pump has proven reliable throughout prototype and pre-production trials and expectations are high. During the design and development stages, we received good help and support from Kawasaki and their local distributor, Quality Hydraulics.
There are many additional design improvements incorporated into these machines. The cab size of each truck has been improved to provide a more efficient ergonomic working environment to reduce fatigue. The new trucks are fitted with a smooth shifting transmissions with integral torque converters, with six forward and three reverse gears.
The forceful new braking system designed for the TA25, TA27 and TA30 features a full hydraulic actuation, a take off from the Kawasaki K3VL pump supplies high performance twin callipers on all six wheels. New robust and reliable full power hydraulic actuation reduces regular servicing requirements and eliminates daily draining of air tanks.
Kawasaki has provided the optimum hydraulic pump solution for Terex Equipment Limited who are planning further sales growth in 2005.