The Benelux market is a region of stability. With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region.
The construction sector in the Netherlands is predicted to grow around 5.5% in 2019 – representing the segment with the largest expansion within the Dutch economy. The Belgian construction industry is also expected to grow by 5.1% and reach €75 billion (£76.4 billion) by 2022. Both countries benefit from a relatively strong public construction sector which is driven by the demand for office and residential buildings. This is also the case in Luxembourg, where the government aims to build more than 2,500 new housing units by 2025.
The Benelux region is an important market for Terex Trucks, the Scottish articulated hauler manufacturer – not least because of its stability. The economy is growing steadily: in 2018, the GDP increased by 2.6% in the Netherlands, against 1.6% in the eurozone, and economic growth is expected to remain stable over the next few years. Looking to capitalise on this momentum, Terex Trucks has recently appointed the Matermaco Group as its new dealer for the Benelux region.
Getting the job done
“Customers in the Benelux region will appreciate the versatility and robustness of Terex Trucks’ articulated haulers,” says Guy Wilson, Global Sales Director. “With public works, machine reliability is crucial and with almost 70 years of hauling heritage we know how to create robust, durable articulated haulers. The TA300 and TA400 can help increase productivity on construction sites, while ensuring low cost per tonne and maximum return on investment for customers.”
The TA300 and TA400 – two workhorses
Terex Trucks’ haulers are durable machines that offer a productive work shift, with maximum return on investment. The TA300 has a maximum payload of 28 tonnes (30.9 tons), a maximum torque of 1880 Nm (1309 lbf ft) and can achieve gross power of 276 kW (370 hp). It is equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, resulting in excellent traction control and operator comfort. The TA300 was updated last year and it now incorporates a new transmission which helps to deliver a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort. The upgraded transmission 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.
The TA400, the largest articulated hauler on offer from Terex Trucks, has a maximum payload of 38 tonnes (41.9 tons) and a heaped capacity of 23.3 m³ (30.3 yd³). The planetary gear transmission provides smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimised fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation. Both machines come with hydrostatic power steering and all-hydraulic braking systems, helping to ensure a safe and comfortable ride. Ground level test points and a fully tilting cab combined with an electronically raised hood ensure ease of service and reduced downtime.