Posted April 8, 2016

Terex TC85 Compact Excavator Now Available

The new Terex TC85 compact crawler excavator features a short tail-swing and Knickmatik boom offset that allows operators to dig alongside the machine’s own tracks. The 18,080 lb excavator has bucket capacities from 3.1 to10.8 cu.ft., a dig depth of 14 ft 10 in., a bucket digging force of 11,960 lbf and a reach of 25 ft 4 in.

tc 85The new model's high power-to-weight ratio delivers an increase in capabilities in a smaller-sized machine. It is powered by a Tier 4 Final 75-hp 2.9L Deutz diesel engine that delivers 221 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine uses a diesel oxidation catalyst so there is no need for regeneration or to inject diesel exhaust fluid. Auto engine stop is standard, which helps operators realize fuel savings.  

Dual-circuit hydraulics with load-independent flow distribution (LUDV) allow all functions to be controlled simultaneously and independently of each other. The system has been tuned to control all functions at all engine speeds, independently of the load. The structural design complements the efficiency of its hydraulic systems.with a low center of gravity so that the weight is evenly distributed. 

The Knickmatic boom has an articulated joint allowing full digging depth on either side of the machine. With an articulation angle up to 120 degrees in total, it works on narrow construction sites, alongside walls and on sloping terrain. The Knickmatic cylinder is internally located, protecting against collision damage.

The cab is spacious, ergonomic and offers high visibility of the job site from the operator’s seat. It features a comfortable workstation that comes standard with air conditioning, has a premium seat option and incorporates Terex Fingertip Controls, electric proportional control functions via a roller on the joystick. The short routes on the joystick result in higher precision and operator comfort when working. And with a simple flip of a switch, operators can change from ISO to SAE controls to suit personal operating preference.

Top-mounted boom cylinders are standard to protect the cylinder from damage. These cylinders are inverse mounted so the seal is facing down, which prevents dirt build-up and protects it from the elements.