Prangl on landslide clear up

By Laura Hatton11 September 2013

The Terex AC 200-1 all terrain crane on the B 182 Brennerstraße

The Terex AC 200-1 all terrain crane on the B 182 Brennerstraße

Lifting and transportation company Prangl has used a Terex AC 200-1 all terrain crane to help restore a motorway after it was buried by a landslide in Austria.

Hundreds of cubic metres of earth and wood were reported to have covered the B 182 Brennerstraße, one of the main roads between Innsbruck and Italy. The landslide was triggered following heavy rain in Tyrol, Schönberg.

To help with the clearing up project, Prangl used the AC 200-1 to lift building materials, including steel props and rockfall barriers, onto the top of the hillside so it could be secured, a company spokesperson said.

Oliver Thum, a member of Prangl's technical field staff team, said, “We chose the AC 200-1 for this project because its various configurations make it an extremely versatile all terrain crane. It is also ideal for work that is carried out in these lifting capacity classes.” Thum was responsible for, among other things, inspecting the jobsite in advance and choosing the right crane for the job.

The all terrain was fitted with a 17 m main boom extension and it had 42.6 tonnes of counterweight. In this configuration the crane could lift the loads to a height of 50 m and at a radius of 58 m, a company spokesperson added.

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