Terex Trucks sign new dealer in Canada
Headwater Equipment Sales Ltd appointed as new dealer for Terex Trucks in prairie province of Alberta
TEREX Trucks have appointed Headwater Equipment Sales Ltd as their new dealer in Alberta, Canada, to bring the Motherwell-based manufacturer’s TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers in the Province.
Headwater Equipment will sell and rent the haulers, as well as provide aftermarket support, to customers in the prairie province in the west of Canada, where the market for construction equipment is said to be thriving.
Customers in this region tend require rugged and durable construction equipment that can perform reliably during the coldest months of the year, when temperatures can drop as low as –40°C.
‘Terex Trucks are well known in Alberta, as their haulers perform well in cold conditions,’ commented Matt Stringer, president of Headwater Equipment. ‘Under the ownership of Volvo CE, they’ve made substantial investments and improvements to the quality and performance of the TA400 and TA300, so we’re looking forward to introducing our customers to the upgraded trucks.
‘Terex Trucks’ haulers are ideal for our customers as they can handle rough terrain and tough conditions. The opportunity to take on such a quality brand is very exciting for us; the TA300 and TA400 are well-built machines with quality components and a great warranty.’
Headquartered in Coalhurst, near Lethbridge, Alberta, Headwater Equipment operate from three locations in Alberta and one in British Columbia. The dealership was founded in 1997 and today has 65 employees and 20 service trucks.
‘Headwater Equipment are a growing dealership with a strong focus on superior customer service,’ said Greg Gerbus, regional sales manager at Terex Trucks. ‘Our customers will benefit from the complementary product lines Headwater Equipment provide, as well as their high standards and business model of creative solutions to customers’ needs.’
Terex Trucks’ TA300 articulated hauler has recently been upgraded and now comes with a new transmission, resulting improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort, compared with the previous model.
The 28-tonne truck delivers a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, a 5km/h increase in speed (to 55km/h) and an increase in the oil maintenance interval from 1,000 to 4,000 hours.
In addition, the truck now comes with eight forward and four reverse gears, to help ensure smoother gear shifting and, thereby, higher levels of operator comfort. All of this means that customers can be more productive, achieving faster cycle times, lower cost per tonne and reduced carbon emissions.
The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and ensuring effective traction control in the most challenging conditions.
The TA400, the largest articulated hauler on offer from Terex Trucks, has a maximum payload of 38 tonnes and a heaped capacity of 23.3 cubic metres. Powered by a high-performance, fuel-efficient engine that develops 331kW (444hp) of gross power, the TA400 is designed to meet the demands of the most extreme operations, such as quarries, mines and large-scale construction projects.
The TA400’s planetary gear transmission provides smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimized fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation, whilst ground-level test points and a fully tilting cab, combined with an electronically raised hood, ensure ease of service and maximum uptime.