Winter was hard in Scotland this year, not least during February 23–25 when Terex Construction had invited 160 customers and dealers from emerging markets to Motherwell. So the company’s white and anthracite TA300 articulated dump truck (ADT) made its first appearance in a cold white and gray setting—familiar weather for the several Russian customers in the group that E&MJ joined, less so for those from the Middle East. The larger TA400, launched previously, was also put through its paces.

Terex said its Motherwell team started the design process for the latest generation of trucks with a thorough competitor analysis and “voice of the customer” consultations. Following rigorous prototype testing in challenging conditions around the world, Terex believes that the TA300 and TA400 are the ultimate ADTs: powerful, quick, tough, reliable and easy to maintain.