The new Terberg YT platform supports a Stage 5 diesel engine, fully electric drive and, in the future, a fuel cell hydrogen drive line.
Terberg Bencshop has announced a new generation of its YT 4x2 tractors that will replace the current YT182 and YT222 models.
“These innovative Yard Tractors are even more robust and durable than the YT182/YT222 and even easier to maintain and update. They are compatible with all power options (diesel, electric and hydrogen) and ready for the future,” Terberg stated. Deliveries of both the YT193 and YT223 will start in the summer of 2020.
Terberg calls its new YT Series “a multifunctional platform” that enables Terberg to offer three power options for the drive line with the one platform. Automation is also covered, as the same platform is available for the Terberg automated AutoTUG.
The YT platform also offers improved ergonomics, with a suspension system that Terberg says is “similar to that used in road trucks and is particularly comfortable”. Other features include intuitive fingertip controls, an overhead storage bin and storage compartments in the new dashboard, and large slightly angled windows to improve visibility while reducing reflections.
On the maintenance side Terberg highlighted the chassis, which is an “innovative galvanised chassis of an entirely new, patented, design. The extremely robust and durable chassis ensures a very long life and high residual value”. Fatigue resistance and durability have been tested in the laboratory and on the Papenburg test track in Germany.
For service, Terberg has designed easier access to the key mechanical and electronic systems. “For example, the entire dashboard can be removed or refitted in minutes. Similarly, covers, bumpers and windows are easily replaceable if they are damaged. The efficient design reduces the time and cost of maintenance and repairs,” said Terberg. The new electronics architecture is based on the CAN bus and supports future updates over the air and connectivity to the Terberg Connect fleet management software.
With regard to performance, the new platform features a higher capacity fuel tank and upgraded hydraulics that “provide improved functional safety and better control of the lowering of the lifting frame. There is now also a sensor to measure the fifth wheel height,” Terberg concluded.