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Terex AC 100/4 L Long Boom Now Available

Wed March 31, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Terex Cranes’s compact AC 100/4L all-terrain crane, featuring a main boom with a length of 195 ft. (59.4 m), is optimized for a broad range of applications. Together with its variable extension system, the crane reaches a maximum system length of 268 ft. (81.7 m).

“Our customers wish for both compactness and long system lengths in a crane — with the AC 100/4L we have a crane available that is easy to operate and meets our customers’ demands,” explained Thomas Hartmann, sales director, Terex Cranes.

The Terex AC 100/4L combines a capacity of 110 tons (100 t) with standard truck dimensions, i.e., a width of only 8.3 ft. (2.55 m) when equipped with large 445/95R25 tires.

With a 195 ft. (59.4 m) telescopic boom and a 62 ft. (19 m) double fly jib, the AC 100/4 L achieves the longest system length (257 ft. [78.4 m]) that can travel on four axles with an axle load of 13 tons (12 t) or less.

The crane’s maximum system length is an impressive 268 ft.

The AC 100/4L is equipped with a variable system used for extending its main boom. The 63 ft. (19 m)-long double fly jib enhances the crane’s versatility, as it can be mounted directly on the telescopic boom or on an additional 26 ft. (8 m) extension that is installed between the telescopic boom and the double fly jib. It makes the rigging on the job site fast, as the 63 ft. double fly jib can be transported within a 13 ton axle load.

Taking the crane’s flexibility one step further, Terex engineers designed the crane in such a way that the double fly jib can not only be offset by itself on the extension: it also is possible for the entire 88.5 ft. (27 m), i.e., the 63 ft.-long double fly jib and the 26 ft.-long extension together, to be offset on the telescopic boom. This approach makes it possible to either work with a large working radius or to overcome projecting edges of up to 206 ft. (63 m).

To top it all off, there is an available option that makes it possible for the double fly jib to be offset hydraulically, which provides even more operational flexibility of the crane, according to the manufacturer.

The AC 100/4 L is designed for a wide range of applications and is well-suited to operations characteristic of lifting capacity classes ranging from approx. 60.6 to 143 tons (55 to 130 t).

The crane’s compact dimensions also make it an ideal machine for projects involving tight spaces, which otherwise can be reached only by smaller-class cranes in some cases. Since the crane can achieve enhanced lifting capacities within an axle load of 13 tons, i.e., without the need for transporting additional equipment, it also can be used effectively in operations involving lifting capacities as small as approx. 55 tons (50 t).

The crane’s telescopic boom, measuring nearly 197 ft. (60 m), enables it to handle jobs that previously required a significantly larger five-axle machine.

Four standard outrigger bases provide a maximum degree of flexibility under demanding operating conditions. This means that the machine’s capabilities can be achieved even when there are space constraints that prevent the outriggers from being fully extended.

A 445 hp (335 kW) Daimler engine is responsible for the crane’s road-traveling capabilities and for keeping fuel consumption low.

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