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Friday, August 23, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by May 24, 2019

GT USA Wilmington Orders Terberg Tractors

GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, one of the world’s largest privately owned, independent ports and logistics company, has announced it has placed an initial order of 16 terminal tractors from Terberg Tractors Americas. The fuel-efficient, low-emission equipment will be introduced in a phased manner, with delivery of the first 3 units scheduled for mid-June, with the subsequent deliveries scheduled for August and October.

The Terberg Tractors have a superior Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 155,000 lbs and incorporate a hydraulically operated 5th wheel of 75,000 lbs lifting capacity. Enhanced safety and protection features include a speed limiter, automatic engine protection in the event of high temperature or low oil pressure, and a 90 db automatic reversing alarm.

In addition to incorporating energy efficient LED lighting and the most recent Tier 4F fuel-efficient low-emissions Cummins engine, which is compliant with prevailing EPA legislation, the machines also include a new design transmission which will further contribute to fuel reduction by up to 17%.

The ergonomically designed cabin is packed with safety features; providing the driver with excellent all-around visibility and a comfortable climate-controlled operating environment. In addition, the vehicles include a superior air-suspended high-back seat with integral head restraint which has been designed to maximize operator comfort and incorporates fully adjustable self-leveling air suspension, dual stage pneumatic lumbar and lateral supports, along with an anatomically designed cushion and backrest. An integrated 3-point seatbelt complements the design to further enhance operator safety. The design provides for in-cab remote operation of trailer brakes, parking brake and 5th wheel operation.