n IMIESA - Horsepower and performance
As good as new : plant and equipment

Volume 33, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 33, Issue 10, Oct 2008, p. 124 - 126
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



The new Terex 820 backhoe loader, weighing 7 165 kg, comes with a Tier 2 engine that boasts a maximum of 68,5 kW. This allows it to increase horse power and performance while reducing noise levels and smoke emissions. The transmission centre driveline consists of new front axles, larger torque convertor, power boosted brakes and a new four-wheel steering system, ensuring operating performance and reliability.

With the credit squeeze on, a weakening currency, non-negotiable project deadlines and the need to deliver quality in a globally competitive market, buying new equipment can be the straw that broke the camel's back. However, the good news is South African contractors have an alternative and do not have to incur the cost of buying new equipment.

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