RM-Terex's clients have visited the plant in Motherwell (Scotland) that produces Terex's haul trucks and articulated dump trucks. Representatives of the largest coal- and gold-mining companies in Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took part in this get-acquainted tour.
The Russian delegation learned about each stage of the production process, from assembling and painting to manufacturing and quality control. An overview presentation was provided about the equipment being manufactured, during which representatives from the plant described the unique qualities of Terex dump trucks that make them cost-effective to own. The guests were also given the unique opportunity to personally try out the operation of the TA300 and TA400 articulated dump trucks.
The factory in Motherwell has more than 60 years of experience manufacturing dump trucks. The current model lineup consists of four articulated dump trucks - the TA250, TA300, TA350, and TA400 - and five models of rigid frame trucks - the TR35, TR45, TR60, TR70, and TR100.
The plant is located within a 500,000-cubic-meter site, 28,000 cubic meters of which is occupied by the factory premises. The full spectrum of assembly takes place within the factory - from the sheet metal to the finished specimen. Very large elements such as the frame, cabin, body, gearboxes, and axles are manufactured at the plant. A finished vehicle is subjected to a complete cycle of inspections and is tested for four hours, after which a decision is made about its readiness for shipment. An instructional and training center is located within the plant, where study courses are offered to future service technicians who will be responsible for servicing this equipment.