Shane Stephen-Hill, operations manager, and Lee Fletcher, managing director at Altida in the UK, in

Shane Stephen-Hill, operations manager, and Lee Fletcher, managing director at Altida in the UK, in front of the company’s new 100 tonne capacity Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane

UK-based mobile crane hire company Altida has taken delivery of its first Terex AC100/4L all terrain crane. It joins the company’s existing fleet of machines purchased when the company was first formed just over a year ago. These include a Terex AC 40/2L, AC 50-1, two AC 30, three AC 40 City and an AC 140 Compact.

Lee Fletcher, managing director at Atilda, said, “We had been hiring in cranes to support the activities of our other businesses - overhead cranes and fabrications - for some time. It suddenly seemed only sensible to develop our own fleet and thereby create a separate trading company.

“We now have a fleet of fifteen cranes and an impressive customer base of our own. The decision to purchase the AC 100/4L was a very easy one, once we had looked at the alternatives on offer. Especially as our pre-owned Terex cranes had proved so successful. We wanted a narrow, compact crane with a long boom and good duties to fit in with our existing fleet.”

In the 100 tonne capacity class, the AC 100/4L has been supplied to Atilda with a 59.4 metre main boom and 19 m fly jib fitted to a 2.55 m wide chassis. Carrying 19.3 tonnes of counterweight on board, and equipped with the Terex IC-1 Plus Contros System, the crane can be configured in confined spaces with each outrigger in a different position, the company said.

The crane also features counterweight (CWT) monitoring ensuring that the operator always benefits from the correct configuration.

Andrew Snow, regional manager at Terex, added, “Altida is a successful and fast growing business. We are delighted to be contributing to its growth and development in such a positive way.”

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