Terex Corporation Announces Debut of Unit Rig MT-3300 AC Drive 150-Ton Haulage Truck at IMERYS.Business Editors
WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2001
Terex Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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The first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person happened in Sylacauga. . The four giant trucks, sold and delivered to IMERYS in December 2000, were formally commissioned in special ceremonies at the historic marble quarry, a notably difficult operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. with high rolling resistance Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the resistance that occurs when an object such as a ball or tire rolls. It is caused by the deformation of the wheel or tire or the deformation of the ground. and continuous steep grades.
The 40-foot-long MT-3300, a unique hauling vehicle, is the only AC drive truck of its size in the world. It was designed to compete in a market that has historically used mechanical drive trucks. The major benefits of Terex's groundbreaking new model include substantially lower operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales , superior power-to-weight ratio, higher sustainable speeds on grade, and improved downhill performance when loaded or unloaded. Among the MT-3300's other striking characteristics are state-of-the-art operator comfort and safety benefits including full roll over protection system (ROPS ROPS Rollover Protective Structures
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The action of a broker or advisor purchasing or selling a security for his or her client(s) and then immediately making the same transaction in his or her own account. protection - an exclusive Unit Rig feature. The new AC drive truck is also environmentally friendly, free of mechanical transmissions and other components that rely heavily on the use of polluting oil for wear protection and cooling. This reflects the MT-3300's marriage of the successful General Electric AC drive systems with the proven MT design series found in larger Unit Rig trucks with payloads up to 360 tons. The addition of a 1,800 horsepower Detroit Diesel Company engine ensures that the MT-3300 is the equivalent of "a pedigree race horse" in the 150-ton payload class. According to the manufacturer, "with more horsepower than other 150-ton competitors, the MT-3300 is a truck be reckoned with. Nothing quite compares with its uphill and downhill performance."
To celebrate the new trucks' operational debut, in Sylacauga, Alabama, Terex Mining, together with several of its principal vendors, are sponsoring a gala luncheon for IMERYS personnel on April 26. Also attending will be high-ranking representatives from General Electric, Detroit Diesel, W.W. Williams (of Atlanta, GA) and Heavy Machines, Inc. (of Memphis, TN).
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer based in Westport, Connecticut, with 2000 revenues in excess of $2 billion. Terex is involved in a broad range of construction, infrastructure, recycling and mining-related capital equipment under the brand names of Terex, Unit Rig, Payhauler, O&K, Fermec, Benford, Powerscreen, Finlay, B.L. Pegson, Simplicity, Cedarapids, Grayhound, Jaques, Canica-Jaques, Lorain, PPM, P&H, Franna, Marklift, Koehring, Bendini, RO, Telelect, Square Shooter, American, Italmacchine, Peiner, Comedil, Matbro, Amida, Bartell, Coleman and Morrison. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com