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More lifting Power in the Amazon:
ENTEC takes delivery of a new Terex® AC 500-2 all terrain crane
Manaus, Brazil, August 2013 – Located in the Amazonian city of Manaus, ENTEC Longhi & Cia was founded in 1979 by supplying equipment for the construction of the Manaus International Airport. Since then, it has grown to be one of the region leaders in equipment rental and load movement. Already owning a variety of Terex® cranes, they recently added a new 500 t capacity class Terex AC 500-2 all terrain crane to cater new projects the company has underway with Petrobras, a Brazilian multinational energy corporation.
The Terex AC 500-2 was transported on a ship that sailed from Antwerp nonstop to Manaus. Once the ship arrived at the Amazonian city, ENTEC used its Terex AC 350/6 and AC 200-1 all terrain cranes to unload the AC 500-2. With a total weight of 96 t including boom and a required radius of 11 meters, the tandem lift was well within the cranes’ capacity and the whole process was completed successfully within schedule.
Reinaldo Longhi, Commercial Director from ENTEC, said: “We are very happy with our Terex all terrain cranes, so when we wanted to expand our fleet both in number and capacity, the decision came naturally. Our new Terex AC 500-2 will allow ENTEC to maintain its leadership in the Amazon region.”
The first project in which the crane will be used is the construction and installation of thermoelectric power plants in the north of Brazil.
About the Terex® AC 500-2 all terrain crane
With a carrier just 17.1 m (56 ft) long, the Terex® AC 500-2 is the most compact eight-axle crane in its class. A maximum working height of 145.8 m (478 ft) can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane offers enormous power across the full lifting capacity range, thanks to features such as the improved design of the main boom cross-section and the reinforced sideways superlift system. The star-shaped outrigger layout provides excellent stability. Short setup times and the IC-1 control system's ease of use make for safe crane operations and comfortable working conditions. The crane is powered by the latest engine technology, delivering 480 kW / 653 hp at 1800 rpm. The carefully thought-out drive design provides outstanding transfer of engine power, yielding excellent performance on both the highway and the jobsite.
About ENTEC Longhi & Cia.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Manaus, ENTEC is specialized in heavy transport, rental and equipment installation. With almost 35 years of experience and a vast portfolio of services to cater customers all over the Amazon region, ENTEC is an industry leader in the region. To maintain this position, ENTEC believes in constantly investing to expand and renew its fleet and invest in team member training.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com
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