Mexico-based crane and logistics company GSL has expanded its fleet with the addition of a new Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane, manufactured by Terex Cranes.
The five-axle Demag AC 220-5 crane is a 220 tonne capacity class crane and has a 78 metre main boom, plus a 21 m extension for a 99 m maximum reach. It also has all-axle steering, independent rear-axle steering and a dynamic launch control which Terex said helps position the crane in confined spaces.
Terex also told us that the crane has the IC-1 Plus control system. It claimed this increases the crane's versatility and reduces transportation costs, as it is designed to provide the crane’s maximum allowable lifting capacity, based on the slewing angle, for every crane configuration. Terex said that this is particularly useful when working with reduced outrigger settings and reduced counterweight.
"We determined that the Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane was the best machine for our needs after evaluating several crane models in, and around, the 220 tonne capacity class at Bauma last year," explained Carlos Salas, GSL president. "The combination of this unit's compact body design, manoeuvrability, reach and high capacity range was what really sold us. It will help us better service our customers in, and around, Mexico City, especially on those jobs where we don't have a lot of room to work within."
GSL introduced its new AC 220-5 to customers at an open house event. Customers included various crane hiring companies with a focus on tower crane erection. “Our guests were impressed with the crane’s innovative features and state-of-the-art technologies," said Salas. “We received several inquiries during the event about future projects. It was exactly the type of response we were hoping for.”