Terex TL 120 compact wheel loader features increased power, lower emissions


Terex has introduced its TL 120 compact wheel loader with 16 percent more power and 90 percent lower emissions than the previous model, according to our sister site, Equipment World.

A Tier 4 interim four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with intercooler powers the loader, delivering 101 horsepower.

The engine cooling system features a hydraulically operated fan that starts automatically and can be adjusted down for cooler climates. An optional reverse function is available to push debris from the radiator.

The loader has a turning radius of 15 feet 4 inches, bucket capacities ranging from 1.57 to 2.35 cubic yards, parallel kinematics, self-locking differentials and an oscillating rear axle.

Terex Smart Control enables the operator configure the machine to a specific application. The intuitive system, which Terex compares to menu guides on smartphones, features a dashboard display with easy-to-read machine operation information.

The two-door cab features a multi-function joystick that includes an electro-proportional control circuit with a slow/fast key and large keypad keys. In-cab noise levels have been reduced from 76 decibels to 71 decibel compared to the previous model.

For simplified maintenance, the machine includes a three-part counterweight for easy access to the engine, as well as the battery isolator located adjacent to the cab. Other maintenance features include a redesigned engine hood and steering system.