WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) September 15, 2005

                                TEREX CORPORATION
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

          Delaware                       1-10702                 34-1531521
(State or Other Jurisdiction     (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
     of Incorporation)                                       Identification No.)

    500 Post Road East, Suite 320, Westport, Connecticut          06880
          (Address of Principal Executive Offices)              (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (203) 222-7170

                                 NOT APPLICABLE
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01.  Other Events.

     Terex Corporation ("Terex") issued a press release on September 15, 2005,
updating the status of the completion of its financial statements for the year
ended December 31, 2004 and prior periods.

     The press release also announced that Terex has obtained a waiver from its
senior bank lending group extending the due date through October 15, 2005 to
provide such lenders with Terex's financial information for the year ended
December 31, 2004 and the quarters ended March 31, 2005 and June 30, 2005.

     A copy of this press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

     (c)  Exhibits

          99.1  Press release of Terex Corporation issued on September 15, 2005.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  September 15, 2005

                                    TEREX CORPORATION

                                    By: /s/ Phillip C. Widman
                                        Phillip C. Widman
                                        Senior Vice President and Chief
                                        Financial Officer

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