Mecalac presents the Terex TLB840R -One of a range of rugged, versatile and highly productive Backhoe Loaders Raising prospects in the U.S. market
17 March 2017
Following its acquisition of the Terex Coventry plant’s compact construction business in December 2016, Mecalac is featuring the new Terex TLB840R backhoe loader on their booth at CONEXPO in Las Vegas, March 7-11, 2017. Mecalac Vice President Alexandre Marchetta sees the Terex backhoe loader line as a valuable addition to the Mecalac portfolio that clearly responds to a need in the U.S. market. “We are breaking new ground with this Terex range of versatile, innovative and efficient backhoe loaders. This line represents a tremendous opportunity for Mecalac to become a bigger presence in the U.S. market. The Mecalac group is 100% committed to standing behind this exceptional line of machines and ensuring a smooth transition that will work for customers and distributors alike.”
Designed to increase productivity and profitability, the Terex backhoe loaders are powerful workhorses armed with a host of new features aimed at enhancing comfort, reducing driver fatigue and aiding productivity. Each model features a curved boom design for outstanding reach and dig depth. The operator is afforded maximum comfort with ergonomically designed controls, climate control and a lumbar-supporting suspension seat. Service points are conveniently positioned within easy reach of ground level.
The new TLB840R backhoe loader is in the spotlight on the Mecalac booth at CONEXPO. This machine delivers what the rental channel demands – versatile, dependable machinery that yields a high return on investment.
Configured to meet the rental market’s need for a high-performance backhoe with a low acquisition cost, the competitively priced TLB840R backhoe loader is designed to give rental business owners a more immediate return on investment without sacrificing performance or quality. The TLB840R backhoe loader is equipped with a powerful 74-hp, Tier 4 final 4-cyclinder Deutz electronic fuel injection diesel engine, a 4-speed synchro shuttle transmission and a robust hydraulic system to excel at digging, reaching, lifting and loading tasks. The engine, transmission, and hydraulic systems have all been designed for easy maintenance by rental company technicians and mechanics.
The design of the TLB840R resulted from taking a good hard look at the needs of the rental customers so it is configured specifically for the market. With the growth forecast for the North American rental industry continuing to be encouraging well into 2017, it was an opportune time to poll the customers in the rental community to gain a better understanding of the market’s specific needs and to know how to help them be more competitive. Because rental rates are driven by equipment acquisition costs and utilization, the company focused on a product that would be competitively priced without sacrificing the quality and features the company’s backhoe products are known for, at a price point that drives return on investment for the customers.
With a 9,441 lbf bucket breakout force, a loader lift capacity of 7,291 lbf and bucket capacity of 1.0 yd3, this new Terex backhoe loader offers high-capacity production to tackle any project where a backhoe is needed. Terex has designed this unit to give operators unrestricted visibility to the bucket edge, which is ideal in grading applications. The curved boom design and up to 13-ft 5-in loading height (with an extendable stick) of the new TLB840R backhoe loader offers operators excellent clearance to reach up and over obstacles, as well as and the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity.
This rental-ready backhoe loader comes standard with 4-wheel drive, tilt steering wheel, suspension seat and selectable pattern change pilot controls. It can be ordered with either a canopy or fully enclosed cab that includes heat and A/C, as well as a choice of a standard or extendable dipperstick. All Terex TLB840R backhoe loaders are equipped with a fully tilting hood for easy access to all service points, including the engine, oil cooler, radiator and air cleaner.
The Terex TLB840R backhoe loader will be displayed on the Mecalac Booth S6439 in the Silver 3 Outdoor Area at CONEXPO. The Terex line of backhoe loaders also includes models TX760B, TLB840, TLB850, TLB890 and TLB990.
Mecalac S.A., headquartered in Annecy-le-Vieux, France, manufactures a wide range of compact excavators and loaders designed for urban, railway and utility construction sites. Mecalac has manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, Turkey and now in the U.K. and a network of 200 authorized dealers and service partners in Europe, Africa, Australia and the U.S. The group acquired the Terex Coventry, UK production facility in December 2016, thus adding backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers to its portfolio. Founded in 1974, the company is driven by a 3-prong strategic foundation based on innovation, excellence and geographic development. Product design is an evolving process, integrating the best of the many countries and cultures the company spans.