“We wanted a compact machine for sorting and stockpiling, and also to load wagons and the plant with wood, soil, construction waste, paper, cardboard and household refuse,” said managing director Gordon Stanley. “The Terex TL260 is more compact and nippier than the competition, has excellent visibility for the operator and is very good on fuel.”
With its 2.6m³ general purpose bucket on the ground, the 14.4 tonne TL260 has an overall length of less than 7.25 metres and a turning radius of 6.15 metres (at outside bucket edge). Its load-dependent hydrostatic fan helps reduce both fuel consumption and noise and is reversible too – especially useful in waste environments - while the unique cleaning system simplifies maintenance.
The TL260 is powered by a 128kW Cummins engine which transfers power to a two-speed hydrostatic transmission – another feature Stanley likes as, unlike a mechanical gearbox, it helps hold the machine on a slope. The self-locking differentials reduce tyre wear and the all-round wet disc brakes also reduce maintenance.
At the front end, the loader’s SP kinematics combine the advantages of a Z-linkage with a parallel lift action to provide a lift capacity of 141kN with almost 120kN of bucket breakout force. J & J Stanley’s machine has a dump height of almost 3m and there are also options available for the TL260 to boost this beyond 4.5m.
In addition to the excellent view from the two door, rubber-mounted ROPS/FOPS cab, machine operator Albert Perkins appreciated the hydraulically cushioned and weight-adjustable seat, automatic climate control and the height/tilt adjustable steering wheel.
John Crerar, TDL’s materials handling sales manager said: “The standard specifications of the Terex TL260 wheel loader to operate in a tough waste-handling environment without any modifications demonstrates the high degree of capability and quality designed and built into our products.”