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Risa selected dump truck from Terex Trucks

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World Cement,

Risa AS has selected a Terex Trucks TR70 rigid dump truck to increase productivity in south Stavanger, Norway. The 65 t capacity machine will be used to load and transport blasted rock from the quarry face uphill to a crusher.

A first-time customer, Risa, cemented its partnership with Terex Trucks at bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany, where the TR70 impressed alongside the newly launched ‘Gen10’ TA400. The robust rigid hauler was supplied to the longstanding contractor on a five-year rental agreement with Terex Trucks’ dealer Volvo Maskin AS. “Risa is happy with the machine as it’s doing a fine job,” says Andrè Gulholm, sales and product manager at Volvo Maskin AS. “The truck has been running for close to 500 hours, and Risa has seen an upsurge of more than 50% in productivity due to the high capacity of the TR70.”

The new machine ahs seen production on site in south Stavanger double, as it allows for 25 t more material to be moved per hauling cycle. A 12-hour two-shift operation, the off-highway truck travels along a steep route but – thanks to a resilient drivetrain and rear axle configuration – there is next to no strain on the brakes. The TR70 features a Detroit Diesel MTU-2000TA 12 cylinder 24 litre engine that provides a maximum torque of 3,323 Nm and gross power of 567 kW (760 hp), while effective gearing coupled with optimum weight distribution means the machine can move more using less fuel, less fuss, and in less time.

Transmission and rear brake retardation systems come as standard, while a high capacity body with exhaust heating makes for low material retention and cleaner dumping – thereby boosting productivity. Risa’s TR70 is fitted with an extra refuelling pump and diesel heater as well as added headlights for high visibility during the dark Norwegian winters. Whatever the season, the machine ensures a comfortable operating environment, due to its spacious and ergonomic cab – complete with a deluxe operator’s seat and DAB radio.

Gulholm adds: “The operators at Risa are really pleased with the machine and while they have no previous experience with Terex Trucks, I’m happy to report that they’re impressed with the fuel efficiency, uptime, and reliability of the TR70.”

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