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TEREX® AC 1000: NEW, RECORD-BREAKING CRANE AT BAUMA
ZWEIBRÜCKEN, March 26, 2010 – The New Terex® AC 1000, believed to be the world’s most powerful roadable boom-on All Terrain Crane will be on exhibit at Bauma in April. Designed for “super-size” construction, wind turbine and high-rise building applications, the Terex® AC 1000 remains remarkably compact and versatile for a crane in the 1200t (1320 US ton) class.
The AC 1000’s customer-oriented design means it can be driven on the road with its 50-meter (164 ft) main boom to almost any job site in the world, and, once there, have the fastest set-up time in its class. A wide choice of extensions and attachments are available, all designed to fit on standard truck trailer combinations, eliminating the cost and time of tedious permits and special vehicles.
Built for cost-effective operation, the Terex® AC 1000 offers a choice of a 50 or 100-meter (164 or 328 ft) main boom, equipped with patented open head and sheaves, to simplify the installation of the additional boom section. Optional SSL (“Sideways SuperLift”) technology increases hoisting capacity for a wide range of applications with a telescopic boom.
A variable steering system with active, speed-dependent, electronically-controlled rear-axle steering provides excellent manoeuvrability and directional stability for optimum performance over all terrain and road types.
Time-saving and cost-effective concept
No crane in its class can be rigged faster than the Terex® AC 1000, thanks to its patented luffing jib rigging system, which minimizes the requirements for working at height. In addition, the counterweight frame offers an excellent access system for safely working at height. The XL counterweight adapter, available as an option, improves the efficiency of counterweight transportation due to a reduction of the required counterweight at a larger tail swing radius. The counterweights are also compatible, in size and shape, with other models in the Terex® crane range, so that they can be stored at different locations for use on other Terex® cranes.
Valuable time is saved in assembly and mobility on the job site, even without de-rigging, because the AC 1000 is the only nine axle crane that can be equipped with 445/ 95R25 (16.00R25) tires, which allow a higher total movable weight. The new Terex® AC 1000 becomes operational rapidly, and is ready to move on to the next job in less time.
With the power to perform a wide variety of jobs with thousands of possible configurations and in the most extreme conditions, the new Terex® AC 1000 provides contractors with the versatility needed to meet challenging market requirements today and tomorrow.
Cabs for enhanced comfort and productivity
The crane cab is equipped with an integrated IC-1 touch-screen control system (currently available in 14 different languages) to provide easy access to valuable information on wind speed/direction, hook load, nominal load capacity, reach, boom length, as well as calculated and actual outrigger loads, at the touch of a finger.
The integrated working range limiter means that turning radius, height/radius limits and “virtual walls” can be adjusted effortlessly to help prevent collisions during critical operations. Capable of trouble-shooting and analyzing information, the IC-1 control system also reduces downtime by assisting maintenance staff in diagnosing and addressing malfunctions rapidly. Comfort and use are further enhanced by a rear-view camera and rear-drive radar control, floodlights on strategic positions on the crane offer excellent visibility, as well as an optional monitoring of winch units.
With the new Terex® AC 1000, operating on even the toughest jobs is made easier. Fitted with ergonomic, air-cushioned seats, panoramic safety glass and fold-out windshield, the entire operator cab can be tilted backwards up to 20°. With air-conditioning and auxiliary heating as standard features, the new cabs provide optimum support to crane operators, so that handling can be carried out comfortably - even in extreme conditions at temperatures ranging from - 20 to up to + 40° C (-4 to up to +104 °F).
Delivering driving speeds of up to 80 Km/h (50 mph), the new Terex® AC 1000 is powered by a choice of tough, industrial engines, built by tried and trusted suppliers. Designed on the powerful single engine principle and equipped with an electronic control system, the new AC 1000 engine provides simultaneous movements under full load without power loss, with optimized fuel consumption. Diesel injection is controlled electronically to account for outside temperature, as well as air flow on the in-take line, to reduce smoke and emissions. All diesel engines meet the necessary emission regulations.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, surface mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.