Momect adds Terex to mountain fleet

19 November 2012

Cyrille Girould and Gaylord Saudan, crane operators for Momect, and Andreas Schramm, Terex Cranes sa

Cyrille Girould and Gaylord Saudan, crane operators for Momect, and Andreas Schramm, Terex Cranes sales representative.

Swiss lifting and heavy transport contractor Momect SA has taken delivery of a new Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane fitted with two winches, a double jib, remote control, particle filter and outrigger sensors.

Among other applications, the crane was bought for maintenance work on hydro-electric dams in the Swiss Alps. It was chosen for its all terrain ability to deal with the constraints of mountainous road and ground conditions present in the Alps, the manufacturer said.

The AC 100/4L is the only 100 tonne capacity class all terrain crane to feature a 2.55 metre-wide standard truck carrier width, good for navigating narrow, winding mountain roads. The crane’s multiple outrigger settings and optional outrigger ground pressure sensors are features that help make crane set-up fast and safe - even on snow-covered and rocky ground, the company said.

Within 24 hours of taking delivery, Momect had its new crane at work lifting pre-cast concrete on a building project. A day later it was busy handling material on the Hongrin dam. The crane has also been used to assist in the installation of new valves, weighing 12 tonnes each at a depth of 150 m, to control water flow on the Emossan dam.

Momect operates a fleet of 11 mobile cranes providing lifting capabilities ranging from 35 to 220 tonnes, and five heavy transport vehicles.

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