British Army orders 65 Terex Demags

04 March 2008

Terex Demag will supply 65 all terrain cranes to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the UK.

The deal includes 59 units of the model AC 35 and six AC 55-1s and will be handled by Amey Lex Consortium (ALC), a joint venture between support services provider Amey and defence fleet management and logistics specialist Lex Defence.

ALC's remit is to provide a modern worldwide fleet of construction equipment for the British army, to the value of UK£600 million (US$1.2 billion) over 15 years.

According to Terex Demag the consortium was looking for a product “with little or no specialisation. With this in mind Terex Demag responded by offering its AC 35 and AC 55-1 models with optional, non-standard, equipment kept to a minimum.”

The AC 35 has a 35 tonne lifting capacity, with a maximum boom length of 30.4 m and tip height of 46 m. The AC 55-1 has a 60 tonne lifting capacity, 40 m maximum boom length and a 55 m maximum tip height.

Both models will be manufactured on a dedicated production line by Terex Cranes France to ensure regular production will not be held up, explained the company. Deliveries will follow throughout 2008 and 2009.

Latest News
10 management software systems for your rental company
Rental management software has evolved to meet the needs of every size and type of equipment rental company
Report reveals sustainability surge: 73% of contractors already implementing practices
Survey of approximately 13,000 construction professionals reveals what sectors are embracing sustainability
McGovern adds Liebherr MK 140-5.1 crane
UK crane rental specialist takes delivery of a new mobile folding construction crane from Liebherr GB