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first terex crane for Aba crane hire

Long Crendon, UK, June 5th, 2014Halesowen-based ABA Crane Hire, one of the largest independent crane hire companies in the West Midlands, has taken delivery of its first Terex® crane. The 60 t capacity class Challenger 3180 joins an existing fleet of 18 all terrain cranes at the family owned business that was founded by Arnold and Anne Baggott in 1985.

Comments managing director, Arnold Baggott: “The Challenger 3180 was our preferred choice for a number of reasons, but particularly for its compactness on three axles and for having the longest boom length in its class.”

“To meet the growing and diverse needs of our customers it was clear from the outset that we needed an all terrain crane with a 50 m boom system. We trawled the market and quickly realised that the Challenger 3180 was exactly the right crane for us. With a strong load chart and superb driver environment, this latest addition to the fleet promises to deliver everything our customers want and expect.”

“It’s also fair to say we were influenced by the Terex after-sales service and support available to us in our area. It’s important to have the confidence and reassurance that comes from having factory-trained engineers on your doorstep.”

Andrew Snow of Terex Cranes UK is delighted to have supplied ABA with its first ever Terex machine. He says: “This was an important decision for the company, but I know the Challenger will more than meet their expectations and, more importantly, those of their customers.”

About the Terex® Challenger 3180 all terrain crane

With a 50-meter (164-ft) main boom combined with a 16-meter (52.5-ft) extension, the Terex® Challenger 3180 provides the longest system length in the 60-tonne (66.1 US-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-tonne (13.3 US-t) counterweight, the Challenger 3180 all terrain crane also provides one of the strongest system in the 60-t (66.1 US-t) capacity class, with maximum lifting capacity of 37.9 tonnes (41.7 US t) at 4 meter (13.1-ft) radius. In this configuration, it is still roadable and designed for one-man-operation in countries with 15-tonne(16.5 US-t) axle-load limitations.


About ABA Crane Hire

Family owned and managed, with a firm emphasis on personal service, ABA Crane Hire operates nationally from its base in Halesowen in the West Midlands. Consistent investment in the fleet has underpinned the company’s progress, and its cranes - up to 220 t capacity - are in daily use throughout the country. Many of its customers are household names in their respective fields. Flexibility, reliability and safety are the cornerstone of the company’s success.


About Terex

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






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