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Integrated Logistics takes possession of the Terex® AC1000,
the largest and most powerful all Terrain Crane in the Terex Line
Ahmadi, kuwait, November, 2013 – Kuwait based Integrated Logistics recently expanded its fleet and lifting capabilities with the acquisition of a Terex® AC 1000 all terrain crane. Being in the 1,200-tonne (1323-US ton) capacity class, the AC 1000 is the largest mobile hydraulic crane in Integrated Logistic’s 400-crane fleet.
"We needed a high-capacity crane that would offer quick mobilization, even in congested areas, for single-lift jobs," says Mr. Saleh Al Huwaidi, CEO of Integrated Logistics. "We found exactly what we were looking for in the AC 1000 crane. We also selected Terex because they provide responsive service and technical support for our maintenance team."
As the world's largest easy-rigging mobile crane that can be driven on public roads with its standard 50 m (164 ft) main boom attached, the AC 1000 gives this leading heavy lift cargo handling and heavy lifting contractor a mobile crane that is quickly rigged once on-site.
"The markets in which Integrated Logistics operates are highly competitive, and the flexible AC 1000 crane gives the company a competitive edge by offering low transportation costs and short rigging times," says Christian Kassner, international sales manager for Terex Cranes. "Their jobs are often in large, congested areas where a maneuverable crane is a must, and the Terex AC 1000 unit delivers on this as well."
One of the crane's first planned projects for Integrated Logistics is a highway expansion project in Kuwait City. "We will be placing a 200-tonne (220.5-US ton) steel girder in a tandem lift with our Terex AC 500-2 all terrain crane,” says Al Huwaidi. "It will be working close to the city where availability of space is limited, a perfect test for the crane’s capabilities."
About the Terex® AC 1000 All Terrain Crane
The nine-axle Terex AC 1000 is the world’s most powerful all-terrain crane that can travel on public roads with its 50-meter (164-ft) main boom attached. At 20.3-m (66.6-ft) long, the AC 1000 is remarkably compact and maneuverable for a 1,200-tonne (1,323-US ton) capacity class crane. The machine can travel with its main boom on public roads to nearly any location in the world and has the fastest setup times of any crane in its category, thanks to its patented luffing jib erecting system. With its maximum system length of 163 m (534.8 ft), the wide selection of extensions and attachments for the unit have been designed for transportation on standard trailer trucks, eliminating the expensive and time-consuming process of obtaining permits and the requirement of special-purpose vehicles.
The AC 1000 crane is available with a 50- or 100-meter (164- or 328-ft) main boom, which is equipped with a patented, open-nose sheave that makes attaching additional boom segments fast and easy. This delivers short rigging times to reach a 100-m (328-ft) lifting height. In addition, the optional SSL system increases the machine’s lifting capacity for a variety of applications, including general construction, infrastructure, power plants, petrochemical industries, tower crane rigging and erection of wind turbines.
The ergonomically designed crane cab, which can be tilted up to 20°, is equipped with an integrated IC-1 touchscreen control system. This system allows operators to have quick access to important information such as wind speed, wind direction, hook load, rated lifting capacity, reach, boom length, and calculated and actual outrigger loads by simply tapping the screen.
The Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane reaches travelling speeds of up to 80 km/h (49.7 mph). A variable-ratio steering system with active, speed-sensitive, electronically controlled rear axle power steering provides excellent maneuverability and cornering stability.
About Integrated Logistics Company
Integrated Logistics is a leading company in heavy lift cargo handling, erection of heavy lifts, transportation of over dimensioned cargo and the supply of various types of construction and lifting equipment to support the oil and gas, fertilizer and petrochemical plant, steel structure, refinery, wind turbine, power and construction sector projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries. Integrated Logistics’ fleet exceeds 2000 units, which includes mobile cranes ranging from 25- to 1,200-tonne (28- to 1,323-ton), crawler cranes with capacities from 50- to 1600-tonnes (55- to 1,764-tons), 200 axle lines to transport the heavy lifts, a tower lifting gantry system of 1,100-tonne (1,102-ton) capacity and other construction equipment. Integrated Logistics operates 72 Terex cranes, including the high capacity CC 8800-1 crawler and AC 1000, AC 700, and AC 500-2 all-terrain models.
With headquarters in Kuwait, Integrated Logistics has business hubs in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, employing more than 2500 people.
For more information on Integrated Logistics, visit www.integrated-me.com.
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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