Terex Trucks sells 10 dump trucks to Myanmar mine

Volvo CE moves quickly to market Terex Trucks to its existing clients in the wake of 2014 acquisition

Terex Trucks has sold 10 of its 55t TR60 rigid dump trucks to Myanmar Thura.
Terex Trucks has sold 10 of its 55t TR60 rigid dump trucks to Myanmar Thura.

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Terex Trucks has sold 10 of its 55t TR60 rigid dump trucks to a new customer, Myanmar Thura, to cover the expansion of the company’s jade mine in Kachin State, northern Myanmar.

The order will be supplied by Terex Trucks’ local dealer, Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM,) which had a standing relationship with Myanmar Thura – a mining company based in Yangon that has been in the jade trading business for two decades and in jade mining for one decade.

“Terex Trucks machines had been brought to our attention following the acquisition by Volvo Construction Equipment,” said Kyaw Thura, MD at Myanmar Thura.

“LHM has supplied us with many units of excavators over the years so we have a great connection with them. We were in the market for new off-highway trucks that would offer excellent productivity for our jade mine, and with help from LHM it took no time at all to decide on the Terex Trucks TR60s.”

Jade mining has limited concessions due to the seasons, and can only operate six months out of the year, so the TR60s will be required to work day and night in two shifts, hauling 55t loads of earth, rock and jade from the mine.

“We have high expectations of Terex Trucks with backing from Volvo CE, and we may well look into future purchases of the rigid haulers once we have experience with product, support and services offered,” continued Thura.

Established in 1996, Leadway Heavy Machinery is the official Terex Trucks dealership for Thailand and Myanmar. Its affiliated Yangon-based company, Aung Hein Min, provides sales, marketing and service solutions for Terex Trucks customers.

“Having worked with Myanmar Thura for years we’re confident the company will be a very happy Terex Trucks customer for many years to come - it’s a significant step in expanding our footprint in Myanmar,” said Jimmy-Chakart Seanchan, CEO of LHM.

The TR60 rigid dump trucks are planned for delivery by October.

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