TDL Equipment On A Roll With Scottish Coal
- 14 August 2012
- Company & Industry News
The final 2 trucks of a 20 unit machine order placed by Scottish Coal have recently rolled out of the Terex manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland.
The two TR100 rigid trucks are part of a large order placed at the end of last year by Scottish Coal through TDL Equipment, the official UK distributor of Terex® heavy line construction machines. They will join the remainder of the fleet across the company's open cast coal sites in Ayrshire, replacing some Caterpillar 777Fs.
This order reflects Scottish Coal's continuous investment strategy in its fleet and demonstrates the strong improvement partnership built up between TDL and Scottish Coal. These recent additions bring Scottish Coal's fleet of TR100s up to a total of 44 units operating in their Ayrshire sites.
All 20 trucks will be covered by a TDL full repair and maintenance contract and will include a range of reliability, performance and safety improvements that have been jointly developed by Scottish Coal, TDL and the Terex manufacturing plant in Motherwell.
Scottish Coal Managing Director Andrew Foster commented: "We have been particularly pleased not only with the performance of the Terex® TR100 truck and the uptime it offers, but also with the high standard of product support that we consistently receive from TDL. TDL and Terex have demonstrated a willingness to work closely with us on health and safety initiatives and truck design. This is imperative to a company such as ours that places the highest priority on safety."
Cameron Watson Managing Director for TDL added: "Over the last three years we have been delighted to work in partnership with a company like Scottish Coal which is prepared to invest heavily in their capital equipment. With this commitment in capital, our view has always been that we need to reward their faith in us by designing aftermarket support packages that provide maximum availability of the equipment and value for their investment. Working jointly with Scottish Coal and liaising with the manufacturing facility to meet individual customer requirements has provided us with a very strong value package which we believe surpasses our competition commercially, productively and in terms of the support packages we offer.''
A typical example of this partnership in operation is the all-round vision system which will be fitted to the new trucks. The new safety camera system which affords the operator a 360 degree bird's eye view of potential obstructions around the truck was established based on the customer's increased safety requirements for better visibility. This system has been jointly developed and trialed by TDL in conjunction with Scottish Coal.