(L-R): Jim Strobush, Terex Cranes; Jeremy and Mitch Landry, Deep South; Mark Phillippi, Terex Cranes.
Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, La., recently took delivery of the powerful and versatile Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane, making Deep South the first lifting company in the United States to offer its customers the crane’s unique combination of capacity and mobility, according to the company. The all terrain crane meets 12-ton (11 t) axle load limits with its 164-ft. (50 m) main boom installed, and the 1,320-ton (1,200 t) capacity class crane offers a maximum system length of 535.8 ft. (163.3 m).
"The AC 1000 all terrain crane offers companies a unique combination of power, reach and mobility," said Jim Strobush, regional sales manager of Terex Cranes. "This nine-axle crane can be used in certain applications instead of a lattice boom crawler crane and offers the distinct advantages of much faster mobilization and quicker rigging."
Deep South equipped its new AC 1000 crane with 328.1 ft. (100 m) of main telescoping boom and purchased enough boom and jib segments for maximum system length. The crane’s luffing jib provides a flexible lifting solution on jobs where space is limited, such as refinery applications, where a conventional crane would require assembly over existing parts of the refinery. It offers an array of configurations, including the Sideways Superlift (SSL) system to boost lifting capacities, and features a load moment rating of 2,900 tonne-meters.
"The Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space," said Jeremy Landry, project manager of Deep South Crane & Rigging. "Its ability to handle significant weight at an extreme tip height will give us versatility in planning jobs, since we will be able to mobilize this crane in place of other cranes in our fleet. We are proud to add this equipment to our fleet as a state-of-the-art solution to meet our customers’ needs."
About the Terex AC 1000 All Terrain Crane
The nine-axle Terex AC 1000 has a 164-ft. main boom installed and still achieves axle weights of less than 13 tons (12 t). Measuring only 66.6 ft. (20.31 m) in length, the AC 1000 crane is remarkably compact and maneuverable for a 1,320-ton capacity class crane, according to the company.
The machine can travel with its 164-ft. main boom on roads to nearly any location and offers fast setup time due to its luffing jib erecting system. Offering a maximum system length of 535.8 ft., the wide selection of extensions and attachments for the unit have been designed for transportation on standard trailers, eliminating the time and expense associated with obtaining permits and the need for special-purpose vehicles.
The Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane can be equipped with either a 164 or 328.1-ft. main boom, which features an open nose sheave that facilitates quick attachment of additional boom segments. This delivers short rigging times to reach a 328.1-ft. lifting height. In addition, the optional Sideways Superlift (SSL) system increases the machine’s lifting capacity for a variety of applications.
The ergonomically designed crane cab, which offers a 20-degree backward tilt, is equipped with an integrated IC-1 touchscreen control system. This system allows operators to have quick access to important information such as wind speed, wind direction, hook load, rated lifting capacity, reach, boom length and calculated and actual outrigger loads by simply touching the screen.
The Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane reaches travelling speeds of up to 53 mph (80 km/h). A variable-ratio steering system with active, speed-sensitive, electronically controlled rear axle power steering provides excellent maneuverability and cornering stability, according to the company.
For more information on Deep South Crane & Rigging visit http://www.deepsouthcrane.com.
For more information on Terex visit www.terex.com.