History

History of Terex Utilities

 

 

 
Terex Utilities, founded in 1945 with the advent of the groundbreaking Tel-E-lect digger derrick, has been rooted in the growth and maintenance of this nation’s utility infrastructure for well over 70 years. We’ve seen the good times and the bad and through it all, we’ve been there for you. We’ve listened to you when you’ve approached us with problems that you run into during your daily operations and have turned them into workable solutions for you…throughout your good times and your bad times.
Now, as we’re traveling together into the 21st century, we are proud to be a part of the next exciting phase of providing you with state-of-the-art solutions steeped in the tradition of those people that built the power and communication grid…hard-working and inventive.
 
Digger Derrick Development
The 50’s and 60’s saw three innovations were introduced that are still in use today - the Rite-Way auger storage bracket. PG (pole grabbing) winch, and the hydraulic collector block. With the latter, for the first time digger derricks could rotate continuously and without restriction making them a much more versatile machine. The Telecon (TELelect ECONomy) was introduced which allowed a digger to be mounted on a smaller, lighter and more maneuverable chassis. The Commander I Series digger derrick was developed featuring two innovations that are still used as the standard today, box constructed booms and dual lift cylinders. Also we developed and introduced the first fiberglass third section built to eliminate pin-on third sections. We can’t rest on our laurels however, and we’re continuing to lead innovations today.
 
Aerial Device Development
 The 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s saw us broadening our equipment offerings to include aerial devices. The first was named the “Zip Boom” family and consisted of a telescopic aerial and a articulated aerial. A unique fiberglass boom manufacturing process was developed resulting in the Tele-Glass boom. 1992 was a pretty big advancement for us in the aerial device product category as we added one of the best known names to our family – Hi-Ranger. The name still arouses passion and continues to be used as a model designation for all of our aerial devices today. Right on the heels of that announcement was the introduction of the hydraulic lift which allowed aerial devices to add height to the working envelope without adding additional boom length by elevating the complete aerial device 15’ higher. We’ve since added different configurations and heights which gives our products exceptional flexibility. And, of course, we’re not done!
 
Auger Drills & Auger Tooling Development
We continue to develop our business from the ground up.  Not only product development but through research, design, safety and our service channels.  As with the recent addition of Auger Drills and Auger Tooling, we continue to expand into markets for continued growth.  Compact and powerful Terex Auger Drills offer a wide range of drill speeds and the highest drill torque per class.  In addition, Terex offers a vast line of auger tools for hard rock, dirt, and high production drilling, as well as coring systems, pilots, bits, hubs, boring heads, and shank plates.
 
Today, we operate around the globe and we are properly positioned to help you even more.  With our products, our innovations and our commitment to being right beside you , we look to partner with you into the next century  . . .  and beyond!