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Terex Extends Its Four-Model Motor Grader Range with New Top of the Line 23tonne, 234hp Model Tg230

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The Terex® range of German-built ‘TG’ Motor Graders has been extended with the addition of a new top-of-the-range 23t model TG230. Powered by a 234hp (175kW) Cummins QSB 6.7 litre engine, the Terex® TG230 also benefits from the powerful performance of an advanced ZF (6-forward, 3-reverse) full-powershift transmission. This provides high starting torque and smooth progressive shifting even under full load.
To optimize power, traction and precision grading the ‘Hydrodynamic’ drive-train of the TG230 includes an optional micro-processor-controlled hydrostatic front-wheel-drive drive to the oscillating front axle. There is a torque-converter lock-up, and the degree of control is such that no inching pedal is required, ensuring smooth, accurate grading capability.
For maximum productivity on this high-powered unit, Terex offers either a 14 ft (4.27m) or 16 ft (4.88m) fully articulated mold board, with a unique additional choice between a simple slipper-guided or a fully-sealed roller bearing slewing ring, complete with overload safety clutch. Along with factory-fitted GPS leveling, additional ground-engaging tools include front and rear scarifiers.
The articulated frame provides exceptional maneuverability for the operator, which is further enhanced by the choice of optional front wheel-lean. This together with the load-sensing hydraulic control system provides sensitive and accurate controllability for the operator, with an adjustable steering and control column pedestal.
The side-tilting cab and rear-tilting engine hood provide easy service access to all components and hoses, and the ROPS/FOPS cab itself features sliding doors and tinted glass with excellent visibility and multiple mirrors and working lights. A reduced height cab is also available.
Other machines in the Terex® ‘TG’ Motor Grader range include the TG110, TG150 and TG190 at 11, 15 and 19t operating weights respectively, enabling Terex to offer a full range of specifications for road building and maintenance, mining, drainage and landscaping operations, fully complementing the other excavators and hauling products for the mining and construction industries.
For further information visit: www.terex.com
Photo caption: Terex TG230

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