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) August 15, 2005

                                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)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

     Terex  Corporation  ("Terex")  issued a press  release on August 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  September 15, 2005 to
provide  such  lenders with  Terex's  financial  information  for the year ended
December 31, 2004 and the quarters ended March 31 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 August 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:  August 15, 2005

                           TEREX CORPORATION

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

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