Terex launches TLB890 backhoe loader at Bauma 2013

By: Carene Chong

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Construction machinery company Terex has introduced a new addition to its existing backhoe loader line-up—the new TLB890 featuring a curved boom design, high pressure hydraulic system and a bigger cab at Bauma 2013.

Terex launches TLB890 backhoe loader at Bauma 2013
Terex launched its new TLB890 backhoe loader at leading international construction trade fair, Bauma 2013.

Bauma is an international construction trade fair held in Munich Germany from April 15-21 this year with the next show scheduled to take place in 2016.

Over 20 machines were on display at Terex's stand at the fair with the TLB890 being one of the main attractions.

The loader features a high pressure (250 bar) hydraulic system, which Terex says provides high tear out forces and fast cycle times.

The curved boom design enables trucks to be positioned closer to the machine for short loading cycles.

An internally extending Deep Dig dipper design reduces maintenance and develops an increased 41.1kN of tear out when retracted and 29kN when fully extended.

At the digging end, bucket tear out reaches 60.3kN and this can be boosted to 67.8kN using the new Power Dig pin position on the optional Heavy Duty (HD) bucket.

The TLR890 is available with pilot controls or conventional mechanical levers in SAE, ISO or cross patterns. Pilot control versions get a single variable displacement piston pump (in place of tandem gear pumps) and thumbwheels on the joysticks to control the dipper extension and any attachments.

A second auxiliary line is available with both configurations.

At the front end, a slim bucket cylinder provides an excellent view of loader operations while still delivering 55.4kN of breakout.

Terex says the machine's intelligently-designed front axle steering geometry reduces steering effort while the reach and rake adjustable steering wheel helps to improve operator comfort.

The TLR890's rear axle gives it a 41kph maximum travel speed and its wet disc brakes are positioned outboard and have a bigger diameter to improve braking performance and reduce pedal effort.

Standard transmission is a four-forward/four-reverse Synchro Shuttle. A revised Servo Power Synchro (SPS) transmission with manual control and auto-shift capability is available as an option.

 The machine also features a revised ROPS/FOPS cab which Terex says is 100mm wider than other backhoe loaders in its line-up to effectively improve operator comfort. Features of the revised cab include a powerful air-conditioning system, opening rear quarter windows for extra ventilation and a large 'up-and-over' opening rear window to improve the view of the digging operation.

Customers have the choice of a mechanical or air suspension seat and there is a cool box to store food and drinks and an additional 12V auxiliary socket for phones and mp3 players.

Some other maintenance and cost-reducing elements of the machine include externally replaceable wear pads on the extending dipper and stabiliser legs, detachable cab entry steps for repair purposes and a hard nose counterweight to protect components at the front of the machine.

An isolator switch positioned beneath the fully tilting engine cover can be easily accessed via a cover release catch within the cab for speedy daily checks and improved security.

Also beneath the engine cover are new jump start posts for connecting jump leads to start other machines.  

Find out more about the new loader or other Terex backhoe loaders on Terex's Construction webpage.

Terex backhoe loaders are distributed in Australia by Semco Group.

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