After a quieter 2020, many sectors in Canada are preparing to ramp up operations. In Ontario, the country’s second-largest province, several major construction and mining projects are on the horizon. As the demand for heavy machinery is expected to increase, articulated hauler manufacturer Terex Trucks plans to expand into the province and is looking for new dealers.
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One of these major projects is the Ontario line transit expansion, which will see the construction of a new 15-km line in Toronto. This is part of a bigger transit infrastructure project that will also include a three-stop subway expansion in Scarborough. In total, the province plans to spend $ 11.5 billion CAD.
Expanding the dealer network
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“This is a good time for us to expand our dealer network in Canada,” adds Greg. “We’re seeing an influx of funds into construction projects that will boost equipment sales. Our robust, high-quality haulers are well-suited to the Canadian market as they perform well in cold conditions and can handle rough terrain.”
High performance in mining
Terex Trucks’ durable articulated haulers are made for the most extreme environments and can be found in Canada’s construction, agriculture and oil and gas sectors, as well as in mining. Terex Trucks haulers prove especially popular in mines, due to their robustness and powerful performance in tough conditions. The TA300 and TA400 climb and descend slopes in mines with ease, thanks to a modulating transmission retarder that is coupled with an efficient exhaust brake and fully enclosed oil-cooled multidisc brakes.
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Currently, metal prices are high, which means the mining industry will play an important role in the country’s economic rebound after Covid-19. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Government of Ontario has given permission for the construction and opening of new mines. One of the most significant projects is IAMGOLD’s Côté Gold mine, located between Sudbury and Timmins. Construction started in September last year, and production is expected to commence in the second half of 2023.
The TA300 and TA400
A popular choice in mines and quarries, the Terex Trucks TA300 is a sturdy piece of equipment. The 28-tonne (30-ton) hauler has a maximum payload of 28 tonnes (30.9 tons) and a headed capacity of 17.5 m³ (22.9 yd³). Since its latest upgrade, the hauler comes with the latest 8-speed-transmission, leading to improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort, when compared to the previous model. The TA300 delivers a 5 % improvement in fuel efficiency and a 5 km/h (3.1 m/h) increase in speed to 55 km/h (34 m/h). In addition, the truck now comes with eight forward gears, as well as four reverse gears, to help ensure smoother gear shifting and, therefore, higher levels of operator comfort. All this means that customers can be more productive, achieving faster cycle times, lower cost per tonne and reduced carbon emissions.
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). Powered by a high performance, fuel efficient engine that develops a gross power of 331 kW (444 hp), the TA400 is designed to meet the demands of the most extreme operations such as quarries, mines and large-scale construction projects. The planetary gear transmission provides smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimized fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation. Ground level test points and a fully tilting cab, combined with an electronically raised hood, ensure ease of service and maximum uptime.
“At Terex Trucks, we’re constantly working towards the needs of our customers, and this shows in our machines,” Greg concludes. “We’re committed to helping more customers optimise their operations and this is why we want to strengthen our dealer network in Canada.”