Terex Cranes Global Marketing
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world first Terex® Explorer 5800 all terrrain crane
for uk-based NMT crane hire
BEDFORDSHIRE, UK, January 29th, 2013 – Crane hire and heavy haulage specialist, NMT Crane Hire headquartered in Bedfordshire, UK, has taken delivery of the first Terex® Explorer 5800 all terrain crane in the world. Launched last year, this 220 t (245 USt) capacity class crane joins an existing fleet of Terex cranes operated by NMT ranging in size from the 30 t City Class crane to the 350 t AC 350 all terrain crane. The Terex Explorer 5800 crane replaces the long serving Terex AC 200-1 crane as part of NMT’s ongoing investment program.
Comments NMT’s managing director, Mark Ambridge: “As a long standing Terex customer, we are delighted to be the first hire company to take advantage of this brand new Terex crane. For the benefit of our customers, it’s important that the NMT fleet reflects the latest and best in crane technology, and there is no doubt that the new Explorer crane model is at the forefront of these developments. The feedback we’ve had so far suggests it’s smooth and easy to operate with impressive lifting capabilities. Its versatility is also starting to impress.”
Incorporating a 5-axle, all wheel steer carrier that is just 13.2 m (43.3 ft) long and 3 m (9.8 ft) wide, the world’s first Explorer 5800 all terrain crane was configured with a 10 x 8 x 10 drive steer option and a 70 m (229.7 ft) 5-section boom. Alternatively, boom off and dolly configurations are available for the USA, Canada, Norway, Australia and Japan.
The crane is designed so that the 70.2 t (77.4 USt) counterweight can be automatically rigged -18.7 t (20.6 USt) can be carried and complies with the UK’s STGO abnormal load regulations - and no additional part is wider than 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to optimize transport. The crane carries a 21 m (69 ft) 2-piece main boom extension and enjoys the benefit of an 8.4 m (27.6 ft) outrigger spread with four positions to extend versatility.
A major new feature of the Explorer 5800 crane is the single engine concept. Powered by a Scania 405kw/550hp engine complying with Euromot Stage IV/US EPA Tier 4F directives, the crane employs the latest engine management system to enhance performance for both road travel and lifting. Fuel efficiency is provided using stop/start technology and engine remapping depending on what type of operation is being performed, lifting or travelling.
The latest Terex IC-1 touch screen control system, along with radio remote control, makes rigging and on-site operation safe and efficient. The control system provides the operator with accurate load moment measurements and wind speeds and simplifies the way the crane operates when handling even the most demanding of lifts. Designed to operate globally, the system includes 14 pre-programmed languages.
Also new is the 2.85 m (9.35 ft) walk-through carrier cabin with air conditioning, which is ergonomically designed to enhance the operator’s day-to-day experience. A powerful hydraulic system in the upper cabin allows up to four simultaneous working movements via two, 2-axis pilot controlled joysticks that can be programmed to accommodate up to three different operators.
The Explorer 5800 crane will soon be in action at London’s Tilbury Docks where it will lift a 93 t dock crane in tandem with a Terex AC 250-1 all terrain crane.
NMT has also ordered two Terex AC 40/2L all terrain cranes which will be delivered to their new Heathrow depot that just opened in January 2014.
About NMT Crane Hire:
Founded in 1976, the Bedfordshire-based company takes its name from brothers Nick, Mark and Tim Ambridge, hence NMT. Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, the company specializes in all terrain mobile crane hire and heavy haulage, and enjoys a strong reputation for its personal service, emphasis on safety and professional approach to projects both large and small. The company, still family owned and managed, also works extensively in the film and television sector. It is currently opening a new depot in west London.
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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