Terex R265T compact track loader comes to Australia

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Terex R265T compact track loader The Terex R265T is suited to anything from civil contracting to landscaping applications
Terex R265T compact track loader The R265T’s operators cab is fully-sealed to protect from debris
Terex R265T compact track loader The R265T is powered by a 55kW 4-cylinder Cummins diesel engine

Terex has launched its new R265T Posi-Track loader through local distributor ASV Sales & Service, which says it’s a machine that delivers exceptional breakout force and productivity in a small package.


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The new R265T is built with comfort and versatility in mind, at home in anything from civil contracting to landscaping applications, and replaces Terex’s popular PT80 compact track loader.

"It definitely offers substantial improvements over its predecessor," ASV Sales & Service national sales and marketing manager Chris Wolf says.

The loader is powered by a 55kW 4-cylinder Cummins diesel engine with Tier 4 final emissions configuration. The move to the Tier 4 standard resulted in an 11 percent drop in engine power from the previous model. Despite this, the 2.8L Cummins produces up to 13 percent more torque than the PT-80.

A hydrostatic drive system offers two operating speeds: a faster speed for travelling (that Terex says is best-in-class); and a higher-torque setting for work.

The R265T has a standard track width of just 457mm (larger 508mm tracks are an optional extra), making it manoeuvrable in cramped civil and residential construction sites. Operating weight at 50 percent tipping capacity is 1717kg, a 22 percent increase over the PT80, with total operating weight sitting at 4163kg.

The compact track loader also features high-flow hydraulics for attachments, and features a variable displacement load-sensing piston pump, which is generally more efficient than a traditional gear pump as it can adjust flow based on load pressure.

"The load-sensing piston pump high-flow system generates higher effective hydraulic power under load, and because it’s not a fixed displacement pump like a gear pump, it can vary the flow to match demand, delivering better productivity and reducing fuel costs" Wolf says.

"Breakout force is also excellent on the R265T, making it an ideal machine for tough applications such as site cuts."

The operator’s cab has been completely redesigned and is fully sealed and pressurised. Terex says this is especially useful in forestry or brush-cutting work, where there’s often a lot of airborne debris. There’s also an adjustable, vinyl contour suspension seat for the operator. The R265T also comes standard with ride control, hydraulic quick attach, and selectable bucket positioning.

 

The undercarriage of the Terex R265T has 24 high-density polyurethane and rubber wheels per track

 

Terex says the ride has been improved dramatically, thanks largely to the loader’s patented Posi-Track suspension undercarriage, with a suspension system that allows the undercarriage to operate completely independent of the chassis.

The undercarriage is suspended from the carriage with torsion axles, allowing it to move independently of the machine, with each side independent of the other. For added traction and suspension, the centre bogie wheels oscillate back and forth, maximising ground contact across the full surface of the track. This Terex-pioneered design means the R265T’s 4163kg operating weight produces just 24.1kPa of ground pressure.

Daily service points are grouped together for easy access. The R265T’s bonnet opens from the top, left and right sides, giving clear access to daily maintenance points which have been grouped together to make servicing the vehicle as easy as possible. The machine also has a single piece high capacity cooling package with a hydraulically driven fan that operates on demand to maximise efficiency.

Safety features on the new R265T include an automatic park brake and an ‘operator presence’ switch (also called a ‘dead man’ switch) that immediately prevents machine movement if the operator leaves the seat.

The loader will also not start if the operator has auxiliary hydraulics engaged, to avoid damage or injury from the attachments or machine moving unintentionally.

For more information call 1300 TEREX 1 or visit www.asvaus.com

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