Terex Trucks has enlisted Porter Group to support and supply its Generation 10 TA400 and TA300 articulated dump trucks in Australia and New Zealand. With new headquarters in Hamilton, New Zealand, Porter Group is expanding its operations with an enlarged fleet of machines to maintain its position as the largest dealer of rental and sales equipment for construction and associated industries in the country. The deal, which enables Terex Trucks to strengthen its footprint in the region, will focus on Porter Group’s sales arm, Porter Equipment.
Darren Ralph, general manager for sales and marketing at Porter Group, said: “Porter Equipment and Terex Trucks represent a formidable partnership in the supply and distribution of articulated dump trucks. Terex Trucks has a strong pedigree in design and manufacture of robust haulers, and Porter Equipment provides a distribution network in Oceania that dates back over 70 years.”
Porter Group has almost 40 branches in Oceania and distributes a range of ADTs, excavators, wheel- and skid-steer loaders, compactors, rock crushers, screens, harvester heads, conveyors, stackers, stock-pilers, shredders and feller bunchers.
In addition to providing the sale and rental of equipment, Porter Group has subsidiary divisions for the supply of spare parts, servicing and repairs, transport haulage, hire of cranes and access equipment and financing options. The company serves clients in a variety of industries including mining.
Porter Group’s new headquarters is a significant investment that includes workshops and a spare parts depot. The company also has bases in Australia, Papua New Guinea and California, US.
In its articulated hauler range, Terex Trucks makes three models, with payloads from 25-38t, and engine power outputs from 311-444hp.
Of the ADT units to be distributed by Porter Group, the highest specification model is the Gen10 TA400, which was launched in 2016 and the first of a new era of haulers from Terex Trucks. It features magnetic suction filters that reduce the risk of contaminants entering the system, improve the cleanliness of the hydraulic oil and reduce wear as well as downtime.
Force-cooled multi-disc brakes are supported by an electronically activated exhaust brake and a six-stage modulating transmission retarder, which extend component life. And the powerful drivetrain maintains traction, even in the most difficult terrain, due to longitudinal and limited slip transverse differential locks. The engine and drivetrain is well matched, utilising automatic adaptive shifting and a pre-selected two-speed transfer box (drop box), providing good performance and productivity for all haul conditions.
Investments have also been made to enhance operator comfort, ensuring a smooth haul and more productive operation. Anti-vibration mounts for the engine and cabin, as well as cushioned stops on the steering cylinders have been integrated, and the cab features an improved heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Additionally, to ensure customers benefit from competitive aftermarket service, Terex Trucks will also provide the newly launched 2 years/6,000 hours warranty on all factory-approved parts.