New to Australia, Terex excavators are good quality German engineered and manufactured units that are backed by the Australian service and support of Genie, a Terex company.
The seven range from 18 hp (13.3 kw) to 72 hp (53 kw) with operating weights from 1650 kg to 7,900 kg.
Designed for demanding jobs and applications, Terex compact excavators deliver many of the same performance enhancing features found in their larger size excavators.
These compact excavators excel in tight conditions (a zero-swing 3.7 model is now available), working against the sides of buildings through to irrigation digging to ditch digging in a suburban backyard.
A quick coupler is standard on all models, enabling fast and easy change of attachments.
Auxiliary hydraulics is also standard and offer three connections while others offer two auxiliary hoses.
As Terex models are already plumbed out to the dipper stick, users gain immediate dual function capability without the need for switching back and forth.
Terex protects the articulating cylinder through enclosure and locating it on the left side of the machine to reduce the probability of damage during operation.
This offset boom also allows for safe operation within tight work areas next to buildings and foundations.
Operators benefit from spacious ergonomically designed cabs with plenty of foot and leg room, and comfortable suspension seats and adjustable arm rests are a standard inclusion.
Low-effort controls are located front and centre for ease of reach, and closed-centre hydraulics provides good control.
The standard pattern control change lever is mounted on the inside of the cab for quick and easy change-over, and the multi-function hydraulics offer smooth load-sensing functionality.
Maintenance is made easy with a number of innovations, including mounting the boom cylinder on the backside of the boom to protect from impact with loads, and inverting it with the seal down to prevent dirt build-up and to protect it from the elements.
The compact excavators are designed with longer wearing main pin connecting points, and perforated tin/bronze brushings also absorb grease to extend the pin life and reduce maintenance costs.
Finally, ground level access to the engine, drive train and hydraulics ensures easy maintenance, and the machine’s engine hood tilts from the rear with an expanded hinge height to make daily service checks easy.
In Australia, Terex construction equipment is sold and serviced by Genie Australia , a Terex company, with the full backing of the manufacturer. The Genie parts department has already stocked 5,000 spare parts in reserve, and the Genie service department is ready to support these new machines.