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Terex Cranes will be exhibiting seven cranes at CONEXPO

Terex Cranes will be exhibiting seven cranes at CONEXPO 2011, 22 – 26 March, in Las Vegas, including three new boom truck and truck crane models designed for the specific needs of North American customers.

Live product demonstrations at the Terex Booth, #140 on the Gold Lot will be provided to showcase both the new products and significant improvements to the others on display with the goal of helping customers become more productive and profitable. Descriptions of Terex Cranes products at CONEXPO follow:

New Terex Crossover 6000 boom truck: Easily configurable for road transport in all 50 states, the brand new Terex Crossover 6000 boom truck offers a 110 ft (33.5 m) maximum boom length and 170 ft (51.6 m) maximum system length, providing excellent lifting performance across all configurations at all lifting radii. This totally new boom truck model provides efficient, reliable service for long hours on the jobsite. Its maximum lifting capacity is 60 US tons (54t).

New Terex T 100 truck crane: Featuring an innovative, ergonomic operator and driver cab designed for exceptional working comfort, combined with heavy lifting power and highway mobility, the new Terex T 100 truck crane is easily configurable for road transport in all 50 US states. Capable of heavy lifts of up to 100 US tons (90 t) and equipped with a 164.5 ft (50 m) boom for a maximum system length of 242.8 ft (74 m), this new model offers excellent capacities across all configurations at all lifting radii.

Terex RT 100 rough terrain crane with special update: This updated version of the Terex RT 100 rough terrain crane boasts an extra long 174 ft ( 53 m) boom allowing lifts of up to 100 US tons (90 t) without the need for jib extensions or inserts. Providing excellent ground clearance and three-mode steering, its optimized 223 ft (68 m) system length and compact footprint provide exceptional maneuverability to work in confidence even on the roughest terrain. Conveniently equipped with a new self-removing counterweight, this updated rough terrain unit is easily adaptable for road transport.

New Terex BT 28106 boom truck: Offering lifting capacities up to 28 US tons (25.4 t), the Terex BT 28106 is equipped with a 106 ft (32.3 m) boom for a maximum system length of 162 ft (49.4 m). Offering behind the cab mounting with dual operator control, 370° non-continuous rotation without the use of a front outrigger, and equipped with an electronic load moment indicator with work area definition, this new boom truck combines the advantages of excellent light lifting performance with increased versatility, operator comfort and safety.

Terex AC 350/6 all-terrain crane: By far the most powerful and compact 6-axle all terrain crane in the 400-US ton (350 t) capacity class currently available on today’s market, the Terex AC 350/6 boasts exceptional lifting capacity and operator safety. Featuring a state-of-the-art fall arrest system for safe access during work at height and patented luffing jib rigging system, the AC 350/6 enables fast, easy rigging and safety. Offering a maximum telescopic boom length of up to 210 ft (64 meters) for an impressively compact maximum system length of 412.4 ft (125.7 m), this powerful, versatile 6-axle crane can out-lift the performance of larger cranes in the 440 US tons (400t) capacity class in a number of jobsite situations. Additional attachments can be loaded onto conventional trucks within a width of 8.4 ft (2.55 m).

Terex HC 165 hydraulic crawler crane: As just one model in the HC line of seven hydraulic crawler cranes, the Terex HC 165 is fully self-erecting and combines many features designed to maximize up-time and minimize maintenance costs. With its simple design and ergonomic cab layout, it is engineered for operator comfort and performance. All of its controls are common between the different models of the HC range. Providing lifting capacities of up to 165 US tons (150 t), its standard boom reaches up to 240 ft (73 m) with hammer head tip boom and a maximum boom length of 270 ft (82.3 m) with an offset tip. A maximum reach of up to 320 ft (97.5m) can be achieved by using a combination of 240 ft (73.2 m) of “77SI” offset tip boom with 80ft (24.4m) of “#16HL jib”. Equipped with standard “Free-Fall”, for its main, auxiliary and optional third hoist drum, the HC 165 also offers increased capacity at working radii with the counterweight plus feature, and is capable of lifting its entire counterweight stack into position in a single operation.

Terex SK 415-20 tower crane: Equipped with the new EVO15 cab to provide superior visibility and operator comfort, the SK 415-20 features a new maximum jib length of 262.4 ft (80 m). Its maximum capacity is 22 US tons (20 t), and the jib tip capacity at maximum jib length is 2.3 tonnes. A new HD23-TS212 transfer mast is available, enhancing the application possibilities on the jobsite by increasing the crane’s free standing capabilities to 300.5 ft (91.6m). The SK 415-20 is designed for precise load movement and excellent maneuverability on the jobsite.
 

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Strongco announces addition of Konecranes to its product offering

Strongco has announced that  it has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the Konecranes line of heavy lifting equipment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The agreement includes the complete line of fork lift trucks with lifting capacities ranging between 10 and 65 tons, empty and laden container handlers with lifting capacities ranging between 8 and 46 tons, and three main types of reach stackers, all servicing the manufacturing, shipyards, ports, terminals, heavy-concrete and steel-handling industries. Konecranes is the world’s leading provider of lifting equipment and associated services, designing, customizing and manufacturing lift trucks for demanding applications for more than 50 years.

“We’re pleased to have Strongco support our product line,” said Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Konecranes, Inc. “This partnership offers us a significant platform to supply our products throughout Canada, backed by Strongco’s branch network across the country.”

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Konecranes announces availability of a range of large reach stackers

The latest generation of Konecranes reach stackers was designed based on many years of development work and close partnerships with customers.These highly modern lift trucks utilize a fuel-efficient engine that delivers high torque even at low rpm. Reach stackers from Konecranes are also equipped with a variety of new technology features such as a load-sensing hydraulic system with variable piston pumps. This system ensures an optimum balance between engine power and hydraulic demand for any given lift.

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New TEREX Boom Booster increases crane lift capacities and offers low transport costs

The new Terex Boom Booster kit for the Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance to new heights particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations. The kit is a must-have for heavy lifting applications with long-boom configurations such as petrochemical, wind turbine erection and power plant installation. The new Boom Booster increases the CC 8800-1 crane’s lift capacity by up to 90%, enabling it to outlift any crane within the 1,000 to 2000 tonne (1,100- to 2,200 ton) capacity range and 3,000 tonne (3,300 ton) capacity range cranes under certain conditions. The Terex Boom Booster is available with new crane purchases or is easily retrofitted to existing models.

The available Boom Booster kit offers up to 72 m (236 ft) of lift-enhancing boom structure for the CC 8800-1 crawler crane. The wedge-shaped, 11 m long (36 ft) lower and upper adapters flare out to a 10-m (32.8-ft) width, nearly three times the standard 3.5-m (11.5 ft) boom width, to enhance the system’s structural integrity. Five 10 m long (32.8-ft) intermediate segments offer the ability to meet up to 50-m (164-ft) length needs.

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Genie Introducing New Z™-62/40 Articulating Boom Lift For Exceptional Jobsite Performance

Genie will be introducing the new Z™-62/40 articulating boom lift at the APEX tradeshow June 24 – 26 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Modernized for exceptional jobsite performance, reliability and quality, this new model is an update of the Genie® Z™-60/34 articulating boom lift with significant modifications made to the key product specifications customers desire the most. The boom lift may be viewed for the first time on stand 350 & 450.

The Z-62/40 boom lift increases the working height from 20.39 m (66 ft 4 in) to 20.87 m (67 ft 11 in) and provides more horizontal outreach with a maximum of 12.47 m (40 ft 11 in) compared to 11.05m (36 ft 3 in) in the previous model.  It still delivers excellent up and over clearance of 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in) with a maximum lift capacity of 227 kg (500 lbs). The new boom lift offers zero rear tail swing and minimal front turntable tail swing in the stowed position and has a below ground reach of up to 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in).  All of these features are available on a machine that weighs only 9.934 kg (21,900 lbs) and stows to the compact size of 7.58 m (24 ft and 10.5 in) with the jib tucked.

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