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Top Dealer Award for Hills Machinery

Jim Hills, co-founder and president of Hills Machinery

Dealer for North and South Carolina helps bring new levels of success to Terex Trucks in the US

TEREX Trucks have presented one of their US dealers, Hills Machinery, with their annual ‘Top Dealer Award’, after the company sold more articulated haulers than any other dealer globally and significantly increased market share in its territories.

Every year, Terex Trucks ship a significant proportion of their TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers from their Motherwell facility in Scotland to customers across North America. This year, Hills Machinery – the company’s dealer in North and South Carolina – have taken a considerable amount of the trucks to meet customer demand, resulting in a market share improvement of around 80% in their territories.

‘Since Volvo Construction Equipment took ownership of Terex Trucks, there has been huge investment in the products and they’re now producing great articulated dumptrucks,’ says Jim Hills, co-founder and president of Hills Machinery.

‘The latest trucks are robust, reliable and perform well in whatever conditions you put them in. They are good value for money, simple to operate and easy to maintain. All of this, together with a generous warranty and both ours and Terex Trucks’ strong commitment to product support and parts availability, makes a very attractive offer for customers – I think that’s why we’ve seen such a strong increase in demand for the trucks.’

Hills Machinery started selling, renting, leasing and servicing the TA300 and TA400 in 2018. The company has eight locations across the Carolinas and around 130 employees. The diverse territory includes everything from coastal lowlands, where the trucks are operating in very wet conditions, to mountains, where the trucks carry heavy loads up and down steep gradients.

‘Since we started working with Terex Trucks, customer feedback has been exceptional,’ said Mr Hills. ‘Our customers tell us that the trucks help them to make more money through their reliability, fuel efficiency and low total cost of ownership.’ 

‘North America is an important market for us,’ commented Robert Franklin, sales and marketing director Americas at Terex Trucks. ‘We want to grow our business in the region and reach new customers, which is exactly what Hills Machinery are helping us achieve. The team has excellent market, product and application knowledge, and they do whatever it takes to satisfy customer needs.’

Terex Trucks have a network of around 40 dealers in North America, which they are currently looking to expand further. In North America, the TA300 and TA400 are sold with a three-year warranty, telematics and planned maintenance included as standard. Competitive finance packages are also available for lease and wholesale.

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