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New TEREX® Crossover 4500 crane delivers superior lift
Performance throughout a 360-degree Operating radius
WAVERLY, IOWA, October 07, 2011 – New from Terex Cranes, the Terex Crossover 4500, a 45 USt capacity class boom truck, blends truck crane and boom crane designs to offer a 360-degree load radius that outperforms other 45 USt capacity class boom trucks by more than 10 percent. Featuring the same upper structure as the field-proven, market-leading Terex® T340-1XL telescopic truck crane, the Crossover 4500 offers identical load ratings throughout most lift situations, regardless if lifting from the front, rear or sides of the crane.
The Crossover 4500 boasts the same unique X-pattern outrigger design innovated by the recently introduced Terex® Crossover 6000 that allows for enhanced all-around lift capabilities. This exclusive feature lowers the overall center of gravity and isolates the crane’s upper structure from the truck chassis.
X-pattern outrigger positioning eliminates the need for the front stabilizer jack, typically required for boom cranes to counteract the weight of the engine when lifting. This decreases overall crane length by approximately 3 feet (0.9 m) to improve onsite maneuverability. The crane’s three-position outrigger – minimum 6.4-ft (2.0 m), middle 18-ft (5.5m), and maximum 24-ft (7.3m) position span – allows the Crossover 4500 to be used in confined spaces and further enhances crane maneuverability.
The upper lift structure can be fitted to any approved commercial chassis that conforms to the crane’s loading standards, giving companies more options for crane configuration. The Crossover 4500 quickly moves from job to job at highway speeds. Once on site, the crane is designed to deliver quick leveling and set up with its independently controlled outriggers and jib that quickly swings and pins into position.
Designed for optimum performance over a broad range of applications, the Crossover 4500’s four-section main boom offers a 105-ft (32-m) length with a 110-ft (33.5-m) maximum tip height. Two available jib designs – fixed length 32-ft (9.8-m) and extendible 32- to 49-ft (9.8- to 14.9-m) – offer 15- and 30-degree offset positions, providing easier reach when lifting over objects. With a rated 45-ton (40.8-tonne) lift capacity at a 9-ft (2.7-m) radius, the crane features a 155-ft (47.2-m) maximum sheave height when equipped with the extendible jib.
Unlike small boom cranes, the Crossover 4500 can be equipped with either one or two winches, giving it the flexibility to handle some complex lifts. The crane’s top swivel ball with hook and latch is rated at 7 tons (6.4 tonnes). Alternatively, the available quick-reeving hook block features four sheaves to offer a 45-ton (40.8-tonne) capacity.
The Terex Crossover 4500 comes standard with a cab that can be fitted with a heater and/or air-conditioner. Joystick control of hoist, swing and boom elevation delivers precise lift placement. The crane’s pedal control operates swing brake and boom telescoping, while both hand and pedal controls enable the operator to manage engine RPM. Unique to most models in this class of crane, the work area definition system allows crane operating parameters to be set and provides an operating pictograph display and audible warning when exceeding established safe operating parameters.
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, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. Terex offers 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.
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