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Terex’s new TL 120 compact wheel loader features a 101-horsepower Tier 4 interim four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with intercooler. The Deutz engine delivers 16 percent more power and 90 percent lower emissions than the previous model.
The engine cooling system uses a hydraulically operated fan that starts automatically and can be adjusted down for cooler climates. A reverse function that pushes debris from the radiator is also available.
The TL 120 also features Terex Smart Control, which the company compares to menu guides on smartphones. The system enables the operator configure the machine precisely to an application, and the intuitive system has a dashboard display that ensures at-a-glance machine operation information.
A multi-function joystick has an electro-proportional control circuit with a slow/fast key, and the keypad’s large keys enable simplified operation. The improved two-door cab features a reduction in noise levels from 76 dB(A) to 71 dB(A).
Service has been simplified by the inclusion of a three-part counterweight that provides easy service access to the engine, and the battery isolator is adjacent to the cab. The engine hood has been redesigned, and a redesigned steering system ensures the wheel turns with less effort.
The TL120 has a 15-foot 4-inch turning radius, bucket capacities ranging from 1.57 to 2.35 cubic yards, parallel kinematics, self-locking differentials and an oscillating rear axle.