UNITED STATES

                             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) February 19, 2003

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

           Delaware                    1-10702               34-1531521
 (State or Other Jurisdiction        (Commission           (IRS Employer
       of Incorporation)             File Number)        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)

Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

     Terex  Corporation  (the "Company")  issued a press release on February 19,
2003,  releasing and reviewing  the Company's  financial  results for its fiscal
year ended December 31, 2002. A copy of this press release,  including unaudited
consolidated  financial  statements  for the period ended  December 31, 2002, is
included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.

     (c)   Exhibits

     99.1  Press release of Terex Corporation issued on February 19, 2003.


     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:  February 20, 2003

                                               TEREX CORPORATION

                                               By:  /s/ Eric I Cohen
                                                    Eric I Cohen
                                                    Senior Vice President