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Zweibruecken, 2nd November 2011 – Expecting 140 visitors from Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, the Terex Cranes team was feeling confident about the prospects of its Open House Event held at its facility on September 14th in Helsingborg, Sweden.

The cranes displayed looked great as they stood proudly shining in the yard; namely the Terex® CBR 32 plus tower crane, Terex® RC 45 rough terrain crane and new Terex® Challenger 3160 all-terrain crane. The entire team was all set and looking forward to the opportunity of spending time with its guests in a relaxed atmosphere. Unfortunately, the Swedish weather did not cooperate. On the morning of the event, blackened skies, gale-force winds and pouring rain greeted everyone. “Quite honestly, the weather couldn’t have been worse, and it was difficult to imagine customers showing up in conditions like that,” says Carsten von der Geest, Managing Director, Terex Cranes, Helsingborg.

Regardless of the weather, the Terex team took time to show guests around their new facility and workshop and the event gave customers a chance to discover the new Challenger 3160 all-terrain crane. As the morning moved on, people began to arrive, including teams from Havator, Kranexpressen AS, Bärarelaget, Ramirent and Flens Byggmaskiner, some of Terex Cranes’ major customers from Sweden.


The Terex Challenger 3160 had many admirers, and its 50-meter boom and 35.6-tonne lifting capacity on 4m radius were seen as strong benefits. Even though not displayed at the event, there was great interest in the Terex Challenger 3180 model. “Although this particular version is not self-contained within local 12-tonne axle load limits, its longer 9 to 16-meter folding jib extension, second hoist and higher 60-tonne capacity class brings additional value to the customer,” says Carsten.

Even though the star of the show was the Challenger, the Terex CBR 32plus and the RC 45 also received strong attention.

Although the morning was gloomy, the weather gradually cleared to reveal blue sky, and by evening, the sun was shining. “We were delighted with the participation, which ended up by far higher than expected,” says Carsten. “Our customers responded really well to our products in what turned out to be a great day for all of us and gave real meaning to the saying ‘Every cloud has a silver lining,’ or at least for us here in Sweden.”


About the Terex® Challenger 3160

As compact as it is powerful, the new Terex® Challenger 3160 is the only 3-axle, 55-tonne capacity class machine currently available that is designed for one-man operation. Offering a maximum lifting capacity of 35.6-tonnes at 4-meter radius, and equipped with a 50-metre, single cylinder telescopic boom, the new Terex® Challenger 3160 provides self-contained, one-man operation within 12-tonne axle-load limitations. In countries where axle load limits are 10-tonnes, the crane can de-rig its own counterweight to reduce weight to less than 30 tonnes.


About the Terex® Challenger 3180

With a 50 m main boom combined with a 16 m extension, the Terex Challenger 3180 provides the longest system length in the 60-t all terrain capacity class. This includes (optional) all-wheel steering with drive chain 6x6x6 and 495/95R25 tires.

Fully equipped, including its maximum 12.1-t counterweight, the Challenger 3180 also provides the strongest system in the 60-t capacity class, with maximum lifting capacity of 37.9 t at 4 m radius. In this configuration it is still roadable and designed for one-man-operation in countries with 15-t axle-load limitations.


About the Terex® CBR 32 PLUS Self-Erecting Tower Crane

Renowned for reliability, quality and safety, Terex® "CBR" Self Erecting Tower Cranes are highly valued for fast, efficient lifting solutions all over the world. The Terex® CBR32 PLUS is one in a range of 11 self-erecting tower cranes. Designed with a compact base and simple fold-out jib sections, the CBR 32 PLUS is the ideal solution for jobs on residential construction sites. In addition to a standard 32-meter maximum jib length and 4-tonne maximum capacity, the compact dimensions of the CBR 32 PLUS enable transport on a single standard truck trailerto ensure fast access and on-site assembly without the need for special permits. The simplicity and high quality of its components and mechanisms make this tower crane model both extremely reliable and easy to use. Designed for optimum productivity and long service life at reduced operating costs, the Terex® CBR 32 PLUS is what can be described as the perfect workhorse, offering customers an excellent return on investment.



About the Terex® RC 45 Rough Terrain Crane

The Terex® RC 45 is an extremely versatile, compact and rugged rough terrain crane, built to perform in tough working conditions. Fitted with a 6-speed, power shift transmission to provide ease of operation and faster mobility on the job site, the transmission is matched to a 4-wheel drive system ensuring that engine power is used to provide high traction, excellent grade ability and efficient transport to the job. The RC 45 rough terrain crane offers a 44 t lifting capacity and is fitted with a 37.4 m boom to provide excellent lift height. Its surprisingly light weight, high capacity and light footprint on the job site make the RC 45 appealing to owners and operators alike. Its compact 2.55 m width also makes this crane model particularly maneuverable and easy to transport. The RC 45 comes standard with a comfortable, ergonomic cab, intuitive controls and instrumentation. For additional comfort, the cab can be equipped with optional air-conditioning and heating. Providing the optimal combination of operator comfort, reliable operation, ease of service and low cost of ownership, the Terex® RC 45 rough terrain crane is a solid, reliable investment, well-suited to a wide variety of applications.



About Terex

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





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