Coussens Takes Delivery of Demag AC 60-3, AC 100-4L All Terrain Cranes

Tue May 28, 2019 - National Edition
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Paul Coussens considers the Demag AC 60-3 all terrain crane to be an ideal machine for lifting roof trusses, steel girders, and concrete components at large working radii or over and beyond obstacles.
Paul Coussens considers the Demag AC 60-3 all terrain crane to be an ideal machine for lifting roof trusses, steel girders, and concrete components at large working radii or over and beyond obstacles.
Paul Coussens considers the Demag AC 60-3 all terrain crane to be an ideal machine for lifting roof trusses, steel girders, and concrete components at large working radii or over and beyond obstacles. The AC 100-4L’s compact design — the crane is 8.3 ft. (2.55 m) wide — was a crucial factor that influenced Paul Coussens’ purchase.

British crane rental company Coussens Crane Hire, which is based in Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex, has just added two new Demag all terrain cranes to its fleet: Not only a Demag AC 60-3 with a 164 ft. (50-m) main boom, but also a Demag AC 100-4L with a 195 ft. (59.4-m) main boom that can have its reach extended with a 62 ft. (19-m) swing-away jib, which the company also ordered. Both cranes feature the m IC1-Plus control system, which utilizes the maximum available lifting capacities when working with asymmetrical outrigger configurations in tight space conditions, as well as a remote control.

"The remote control is particularly useful when it comes to lifts without an unobstructed view," said Managing Director Paul Coussens, who added that the crucial factor that influenced his purchase decision for the AC 100-4L was its compact design — the crane is 8.3 ft. (2.55 m) wide, and no other crane in the same capacity class has a smaller width, according to the manufacturer.

Coussens also considers the Demag AC 60-3 all terrain crane to be an ideal machine for lifting roof trusses, steel girders, and concrete components at large working radii or over and beyond obstacles.

"In addition, with its lifting capacity of up to [66 tons], the AC 60-3 is also the right choice for lifting heavy loads such as boats at tight radii. This makes it a particularly versatile unit for our purposes," Coussens said.

About Coussens Crane Hire

The family business, which was founded in 1937 in East Sussex, has grown into a leading crane rental company and service provider that offers its services throughout the entire South of England and South West England. In addition to its headquarters in Bexhill, the company has four depots in Detling, Mountfield, Sheffield Park and Littlehampton. The range of services provided by Coussens Crane Hire not only includes lifting services, but also heavy haulage services and machine and plant assembly and disassembly services.

For more information, visit https://www.coussenscranes.co.uk.