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Swiss Debut: Welti-Furrer Acquires the Very First Terex® Explorer 5800 All Terrain Cranes in All of Switzerland


ZWEIBRÜCKEN, April 28th, 2015 – April 15, 2015 marked a first for Welti-Furrer, the Swiss market, and Terex Cranes. On that date, the crane service and heavy transport provider picked up the first two Explorer 5800 cranes to ever be delivered to Switzerland. “We’re in the process of upgrading our fleet, and adding these two Explorer 5800 units will ensure that we’ll be on the cutting edge of technology,” explains Welti-Furrer’s Amos Dubacher, who traveled to the Terex Wallerscheid location in Germany together with several employees in order to personally receive the cranes from Terex team member Oskar Meier.


The Swiss company’s staff was particularly impressed with the forward-looking single-engine design and 70-meter boom behind the cranes, which will be primarily used to erect and tear down tower cranes and build concrete structures. Accordingly, Welti-Furrer ordered the two units with a runner and an optional second hoist from the get-go, which will enable the company to use two-hook turning with concrete members.


The acquisition of the two Explorer 5800 cranes is only the beginning of Welti-Furrer’s fleet upgrade process: In May 2015, the Swiss company will be sending some of its staff to Wallerscheid again so that they can pick up two Terex AC 350/6 all terrain cranes.


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From left to right: Amos Dubacher, Welti-Furrer branch manager Ostschweiz, Oscar Meier from Sales Terex Cranes, crane operators Patrick Pasquarelli and Robert Wendelspiess, mechanic Reto Amstutz, crane operators Mathias Häfliger, Jürg Schall and Oliver Müller.

The Terex® Explorer 5800 all terrain crane

Featuring an all-wheel steering, five-axle carrier with a length of 13.2 meters and a width of 3 meters, the Explorer 5800 is configured with a 70-meter-long, five-section boom. The crane is designed in such a way that its 70.2-tonne counterweight can be mounted automatically. All additional equipment has a maximum width of 2.5 meters, ensuring efficient transportation. The outrigger system has four different available positions and a maximum width of 8.4 meters, providing outstanding flexibility.

One of the key features behind the Explorer all terrain crane is its single-engine design. The Explorer 5800 crane complies with Euromot Stage IV and US EPA Tier 4F emission standards. In addition, the crane uses a state-of-the-art engine management system for excellent performance both on the road and when lifting. Fuel efficiency is achieved, on one hand, with the start/stop function in the upper cab and, on the other, with a flexible engine mapping function that adapts to how the machine is being used, whether this be crane operations or traveling on the road.

Together with a wireless remote control, the latest version of the Terex IC-1 touchscreen control system offers safety and efficiency during crane setup and operation. The spacious and intelligently laid-out 2.85-meter-wide carrier cab is also a new feature, and is characterized by an ergonomic design and air conditioning that provide high user comfort day in, day out.


About Welti-Furrer

In line with its role as an industry-leading full-service provider of crane services, heavy load transportation and company relocation services, Windisch-based crane and transportation specialist Welti-Furrer offers a comprehensive range of services that go from consulting and planning, through performance, all the way to transportation. The company employs around 100 people and relies on a modern fleet featuring more than 40 mobile cranes with lifting capacities of 30 to 600 tonnes. This fleet includes numerous Terex cranes, such as the TC 2800-C1 lattice boom crane, as well as the following models: AC 300, AC 200, AC 120, AC 60 City, AC 55 City, AC 40 City, and, of course, now also two brand new Explorer 5800 models.


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About Terex

Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website ( and Facebook page ( to make information available to its investors and the market.


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