Recognized for quality, high performance earth moving equipment, TEREX announces the launch of the new TXC300 LC-2 excavator. Replacing the TXC300 LC-1 unit, the TXC300 LC-2 includes upgrades and advanced features designed to increase operator comfort, productivity and fuel efficiency.


Bob Wickwire, TEREX product manager, says the rental industry in particular will benefit from the upgrades on the new LC-2 machine, beginning with the new pattern change control, This new feature allows the operator to change the control pattern. Rental yards need to accommodate as many operators as possible and this simple pattern change control makes the job quick and easy, says Wickwire.


Wickwire adds that a lower cost of ownership will be realized with the new TXC300 LC-2. The new TXC300 LC-2 excavator delivers tremendous savings over the life of the machine by reducing overall maintenance costs, says Wickwire. For instance, oil change intervals have gone from 2000 – 4000 hours, air filter replacements are required every 2000 hours versus every 500 hours and front pin lubrication intervals have gone from 50 to 250 hours.


The new unit also features a Tier-3 emission-compliant engine that uses a common rail injection system. The advanced system uses high fuel injection pressure to burn the smallest particle fuel

size completely, which eliminates smoke and increases fuel efficiency. According to Wickwire, the new engine combined with the new electronic management system (e-EPOS) increases productivity by 4% and fuel efficiency by 6%. The new e-EPOS system communicates with the ECU (engine) and the CAN (controller area network) to assure that the engine and hydraulic systems share the information required to operate at maximum efficiency. The combination of the two ensures an efficient balance between power and economy. Wickwire says the new e-EPOS system also gives operators access to advanced self-diagnostic technology for quick and precise problem resolution. While a new attachment flow rate control ” not available on the old LC-1 model ” allows the operator to adjust the discharge oil flow to attachments precisely to the GPM required for the tool.


The LC-2 model also features a wider, roomier cab, automatic climate control with 20% more cooling capacity and 8% more airflow and less engine noise. Wickwire says TEREX reduced the engine noise by installing a larger advanced cooling fan, remote fan drive system and new muffler with a doubled wall structure.


TEREX will replace its line of LC-1 machines with new LC-2 units throughout this year and into 2007.