NMT Crane Hire gets first Terex Explorer

By Laura Hatton30 January 2014

The first Terex Explorer 5800 has been delivered to Bedfordshire-based crane hire and heavy haulage

The first Terex Explorer 5800 has been delivered to Bedfordshire-based crane hire and heavy haulage company NMT Crane Hire, in the UK

Bedfordshire, UK-based crane hire and heavy haulage company NMT Crane Hire, has taken delivery of the first Terex Explorer 5800 all terrain to be delivered by the manufacturer.

The 5-axle crane has a 220 tonne capacity and a 70 metre five section boom. The all wheel steer carrier has a 10 x 8 x 10 drive/steer configuration and 70.2 tonnes of counterweight. It is powered by a single Scania 405 kW engine complying with Euromot Stage IV/US EPA Tier 4 Final emission laws. The Explorer 5800 also includes the Terex IC-1 touch screen control system and radio remote control for safe and efficient rigging and on-site operation, the manufacturer added. Other new designs include a 2.85 m walk-through carrier cabin with air conditioning.

Its first job was at London’s Tilbury Docks. Tasks there include lifting a 93 tonne dock crane in tandem with a Terex AC 250-1 all terrain.

The Explorer replaces a 200 tonne capacity AC 200-1. NMT has also ordered two AC 40/2L all terrains which will be delivered to the company's Heathrow depot.

Mark Ambridge, NMT managing director, said, “As a long standing Terex customer, we are delighted to be the first hire company to take advantage of this brand new Terex crane. For the benefit of our customers, it’s important that the NMT fleet reflects the latest and best in crane technology, and there is no doubt that the new Explorer crane model is at the forefront of these developments. The feedback we’ve had so far suggests it’s smooth and easy to operate with impressive lifting capabilities. Its versatility is also starting to impress.”

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