Terex has launched eight skid-steer loaders to its compact equipment line. The new machines have a rated operating capacity of 1500 to
3000 lb., and are powered by Perkins engines rated 50, 60, 73 and 84 hp.
BIG STEP IN SMALL MACHINES
Terex launches company’s first-ever skid-steer loaders; eight models cover 50 to 83 hp
BY DAWN M. GESKE
In a step anticipated since its introduction of a compact track loader (CTL) line following the
acquisition of ASV, Terex has come
to market with a line of skid-steer
loaders (SSLs). Available in both vertical and radial lift variations, the new
SSL line comprises eight models from
50 to 83 hp.
While they are small machines,
skid-steer loaders are a big deal when
it comes to mobile equipment. With
production and sales volumes trailing only ag tractors, their amazing
versatility makes them widely used in
nearly every type of industry — construction, ag, landscaping, demolition,
rental — the list is nearly endless.
The introduction is also a natural
for Terex as a complement to the
CTLs it launched in 2008. The SSLs
are a product of two years’ development, Terex said, with a from-the-ground-up design.
“Terex skid-steer loaders are
engineered to give operators more
power and productivity during oper-
ation and are built to keep work-
ing when and where others can’t,”
said Jamie Wright, product man-
ager, Terex Construction Americas.
“Terex skid-steer loaders are ideal
for rental, landscape, construction
and agricultural applications where
contractors and owner-operators
need reliable, productive machines
that get the job done efficiently and
The Terex SSLs made their first
appearance at the World of Concrete,
Las Vegas, Nev., and were released
with initial specifications. At launch, the
TSR SSL series included the TSR50,
TSR60, TSR70 and TSR80 radial
machines and the TSV50, TSV60,
TSV70 and TSV80 vertical models.