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Ideal for fleet owners who need the capabilities of a conventional excavator in a smaller package, the Terex® TC48 compact crawler excavator offers a large operator’s platform with two-sided entry for easy access from both sides. Operators also enjoy the pilot-operated controls with changeable control patterns to best fit each operator’s particular preferences and easy operation. 

Engineered with load independent flow distribution (LUDV), the available hydraulic flow on this excavator is proportionally distributed to provide hydraulic power when and where it is needed. All functions can be controlled simultaneously and independently from one another, and the system enables operators to precisely control all functions at every motor speed, independent of the load, to maintain a consistent level of productivity. Large amounts of hydraulic oil in the auxiliary hydraulic circuit mean that this Terex excavator can be controlled precisely at all times, and work attachments such as hydraulic hammers, cutting units and auger drills can be operated productively. This excavator’s auto-idling system helps improve fuel economy while lowering engine noise when the excavator is not carrying a load or in use. And, it’s two-gear drive motor offer automatic speed changes for agile movement on jobsites. 

Visibility is maximized with the unit’s offset boom design with built-in swing. This design also allows for multi-width excavation and parallel-to-wall operation. The 39-hp TC48 excavator weighs 10,495 lb and has a maximum dig depth 12 ft 2 in and a maximum reach 19 ft 8 in. This unit has a bucket capacity of 2.4 – 8.2 ft3.


  • Monobloc boom, with extended dipperstick 1,850 mm (6'1")


  • Steel crawler tracks, 400mm (16") wide
  • Rubber-coated steel crawler chain 'Roadliner', 400mm (16") wide.


  • Terex 'Fingertip' control (electro proportional) for additional control circuit for work attachments on right joystick, actuation via rollers
  • Terex 'Fingertip' control (electro proportional) incl. second additional control circuit on left joystick, actuation via rollers
  • Hose-rupture / load-retaining valve for boom with load warning device
  • Second additional control circuit (e.g. for sorting grab)
  • Hose-rupture / load-retaining valve for dipperstick
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil / ester-based HLP 68 (Panolin)
  • Conversion kit from ISO controls to Schaeff controls
  • A/B control pattern switch


  • Operator’s seat MSG 85 (comfort version), hydraulic damping, extra-high backrest, tilt-adjustable armrests longitudinal-horizontal suspension, mechanical lumbar support
  • Operator's seat MSG 95 (premium version), air damping, extra-high backrest and tilt-adjustable armrests, longitudinal-horizontal suspension, seat and backrest heating, pneumatic lumbar support


  • Canopy with working floodlight
Transport weight (incl. bucket) 10,240 lbs (4,645 kg)
Operating weight acc. to ISO 6016 (incl. operator) Total length (travel position) 0,540 lbs (4,780 kg)
Total length (trailer transport position) 11' 8" (3,650 mm).
Total height (travel position) 18' 2" (5,540 mm)
Total width 12' 9" (3,890 mm).
Uppercarriage tailswing 6' 6" (1,990 mm))
Uppercarriage frontswing 4' 10" (1,470 mm)
Working envelope 180° / 360° 5' 8" (1,735 mm)
Ground clearance 10' 6"/ 11' 5" (3,200 / 3,470 mm) 14.1" (360 mm)
Bucket digging force (ISO 6015) 6,879 lbf (30,600 N)
Stick digging force (ISO 6015) 5,440 lbf (24,200 N)
Ground pressure (rubber crawlers) 3.77 psi (0.26 daN/cm2)
Ground pressure (steel crawlers) 3.91 psi (0.27 daN/cm2)
Manufacturer, model Mitsubishi, S4Q2
Type 4-cylinder diesel engine, EPA/Tier 4 Interim (2008)
Combustion 4-stroke, swirl chamber injection
Displacement 153 in3 (1,758 cm3)
Net power rating at 2,200 rpm (SAE J 1349) Max. torque 39 hp (29.4 kW)
Cooling system 98.8 lbf ft (134 Nm) @ 1,800 rpm Water
Nominal voltage 12 V
Battery 12 V / 74 Ah
Generator 12 V / 50 A
Starter 12 V / (2.7 hp) 2.0 kW
Two-stage hydrostatic travel drive with axial piston variable displacement motor and reduction gear, fully enclosed. “Straight-Travel” function. Brake valve for downhill drive.  
2 speed ranges:  
Travel speed, forward and reverse 2.0 / 3.1 mph (0-3.2 / 5.0 kph)
Gradeability max. 60 %
Drawbar pull 1st speed range 9,442 lbf (4,200 daN)
Maintenance-free crawler-type undercarriage. Idler suspension with hydraulic crawler track tensioning.  
Width rubber crawlers / steel crawlers 16" (400 mm)
Tread width 4' 9" (1,450 mm)
Total length (sprocket - idler) 6' 3" (1,916 mm)
Total length (undercarriage) 7' 11" (2,427 mm)
Independent of drive train, sensitive control via separate hand lever.  
Width x height 6' 1" x 1' 4" (1,860 x 400) mm
Dozer cut below ground 12.1" / 16.1" (307 / 410 mm)
Dozer lift above ground 15.8" / 20.1" (402 / 510 mm)
Slope angle 35° / 30°
Slope balance 7.6° / 9.0°
Independent, individual control of crawlers, also counterwise via 2-circuit hydraulic system. Sensitive control via hand levers combined with foot pedals. Pedal console serving as foot rest.  
Hydrostatic drive, also acts as wear-restistant brake. Additional spring-loaded multi-disc brake. Internally toothed ring gear.  
Swing speed 0-9.3 rpm
Lateral parallel adjustment of boom arrangement at full digging depth.  
Angle of articulation / lateral adjustment left 75° / 20.3" (515 mm)
Angle of articulation / lateral adjustment right 55° / 27.7" (705 mm)
Fuel tank 15.8 gal (60 l)
Hydraulic system (incl. tank) 20 gal (77 l)
Coolant 1.6 gal (6 l)
Pump capacity 2 x 15 + 9.7 + 2 gpm (2 x 57 + 37 + 8 l/min)
Working pressure 3,555 psi (245 bar)