Long-standing Terex customer praises 'perfect' backhoe machine

Published:  04 August, 2015

Terex's TLB890 backhoe has increased company productivity, Aberdeen owner-operator Colin Smith claims.

Mr Smith has been loyal to Terex since he bought his first backhoe loader 14 years ago. Now, after upgrading to the latest TLB890 model, he’s been delighted with how the Terex range has continued to develop.

With efficiency and durability key to delivering best results within his company, Mr Smith, of Aberdeen, Scotland, recently upgraded his backhoe loader to the 55th anniversary special edition Terex TLB890 backhoe.

Mr Smith said: “Terex machines are strong, reliable and effective – perfect for the foundations and drainage work I undertake. Terex manufactures a great portfolio of backhoe loaders but the TLB890 model really is something else.

“Alongside being able to complete a wide variety of digging, trenching and earth moving tasks, the TLB890 loader has noticeably increased my daily productivity. The pushing power and performance is excellent.”

The machine’s 111HP turbo-charged power unit provides a 12.5% increase in engine torque compared to previous models. Improved pushing force, turning circle, curved boom and enhanced slew system contribute to the all-round increase in performance.

“I need the flexibility of being able to move between sites and so it is important for me to have a strong, roadworthy vehicle. My TLB890 has it all – a great design, easy operation, innovative features and a lot of power,” Mr Smith added.

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