First Terex AC 1000 in USA

By Laura Hatton14 May 2014

Heavy lift and transport company, Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, take delivery of a

Heavy lift and transport company, Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, take delivery of a

Heavy lift company, Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, based in Louisiana, USA, has taken delivery of a 1,000 tonne capacity Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane.

It is the first lifting company in the USA to offer the model for customers.

The nine-axle Terex AC 1000 has in the 1,200 tonne capacity class, Terex said. It has a 12 tonne axle load when installed with the 50 metre main boom. There is also a 100 m main boom option. An optional Sideways Superlift (SSL) system increases the machine’s lifting capacity, the manufacturer added. It has the IC-1 touch screen control system and can travel at up to 80 km/h.

Jim Strobush, Terex Cranes regional sales manager, said, “The AC 1000 all terrain crane offers companies a unique combination of power, reach and mobility that no other competitive crane model can. This nine-axle crane can be used in certain applications instead of a lattice boom crawler crane and offers the distinct advantages of much faster mobilization and quicker rigging. It will definitely give Deep South a competitive edge in its market.”

Jeremy Landry, Deep South Crane & Rigging project manager, said, “The Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space. Its ability to handle significant weight at an extreme tip height will give us versatility in planning jobs, since we will be able to mobilize this crane in place of other cranes in our fleet. We are proud to add this equipment to our fleet as a state-of-the-art solution to meet our customers’ needs.”

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