Terex updates TLB840 backhoe with Tier 4 interim engine, torque boost

Updated Apr 12, 2013

Terex TLB840Accompanied by what Terex says are noticeable boosts in torque, climbing and digging, the company’s new TLB840 backhoe features a Tier 4 interim-compliant Perkins engine and is now available in North America.

A 94-horsepower Perkins 1204E-E44TA engine powers the TLB840. The engine includes a Diesel Particulate Filter and allows for auto-idle. Terex says the engine has a 10,000-hour service life. A 4-speed servo power synchro transmission is an option with automatic shifting.

Terex reports that the TLB840 offers higher torque in the range of 14.6 to 36.9 pound-feet. The backhoe also features a slew system pushing high torque for easier backfilling and slewing uphill. When it comes to trenching, the TLB840 boasts 7,958 pounds of dipper tearout and 11,892 pounds of bucket tearout forces.

The TLB840 features a curved boom design for both the ability to move closer to trucks being loaded and greater clearance in reaching over obstacles. The backhoe has a dig depth of 14 feet, 9 inches and can be extended to 18 feet, 1 inch. It has a reach of 18 feet, 9 inches that can be extended to 21 feet, 11 inches.

The machine features a loading height of 11 feet, 3 inches and a loader lift capacity of 7,291 pounds. The bucket capacity is 1.32 cubic yards an 10,485 pounds of bucket breakout force.

Other features include the “return to dig” button, a self-leveling feature and hydraulic unload button.