Coussens takes on Terex
By Laura Hatton18 February 2015
UK-based crane rental and heavy haulage specialist Coussens has taken delivery of a Terex Challenger 3160 all terrain crane.
The three-axle all terrain is the fifth Terex model to join the company’s fleet. It has a 55 tonne capacity, a 50 metre single-cylinder telescopic boom and a capacity of 35.6 tonnes at four metres radius. The all terrain has a 6.8 tonne counterweight and can operate under the 12 tonne axle load limit.
Paul Coussens, Coussens owner, said, “When other cranes need triple or quadruple reeving, the Challenger does the job with just one or two lines. Another important plus point is the crane’s -5 degree boom incline. It means the operator doesn’t have to work at height to reeve the crane, which represents a significant safety advantage. So too is the Challenger's radio remote control system.”