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Terex AC 500-2 Takes Center Stage at Deep South Crane Rentals Open House

The all-terrain crane was ready for its close-up at the event.

Mon April 15, 2013 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

More than 200 people recently attended an open house event organized by Pensacola-Fla.-based Deep South Crane Rentals Inc. (DSC) to mark the arrival of the company’s new 600 ton (544 t) Terex AC 500-2 all terrain crane. The crane was purchased from Terex distributor Renegar-Driggers. The celebration took place at Five Flag Speedway, Pensacola, where customers, representatives of the media and friends of DSC had the opportunity to experience the firm’s latest and biggest crane.

In welcoming his guests, DSC’s vice president, Jimmy White Jr., explained that the AC 500-2 was chosen for its excellent crane charts and travel weights, but in particular for its high performance luffing jib. Another reason instrumental to the purchase was the excellent relationship and support provided by Terex Cranes Distributor Renegar-Driggers.

“This latest investment means we now have the capacity and flexibility to lift bigger and heavier loads within our 400-mile operating radius. It fills a gap in the market and gives us a competitive advantage which is borne out by the fact that we are already quoting for this machine on a daily basis,” White said.

“The open day was perfect.” Thankfully the weather was glorious, but more importantly our customers from all around the Gulf Coast area had great things to say about the AC 500-2. They were extremely supportive and enthusiastic about our decision to purchase this monster of a machine.”

The crane will make its debut by lifting and positioning a 159,000 lb. (72,121 kg) boiler at a radius of 59 ft. (18 m) at a new hydrogen plant in Pensacola for Ascend Performance Materials. The maximum boom length of the AC 500-2 is 183.7 ft. (56 m) and maximum system length is 478.3 ft. (146 m).

About the Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain Crane

With a carrier just 56 ft. (17.1 m) long, the Terex AC 500-2 is the most compact eight-axle crane in its class. Its maximum working height of 478 ft. (145.8 m) can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane offers enormous power across the full lifting capacity range, through features such as the improved design of the main boom cross-section and the reinforced sideways superlift system. The star-shaped outrigger layout provides excellent stability. Short setup times and the IC-1 control system’s ease of use make for safe crane operations and comfortable working conditions. The crane is powered by the latest engine technology, delivering 653 hp/480 kW at 1,800 rpm. The carefully thought-out drive design provides outstanding transfer of engine power, yielding excellent performance on both the highway and the job site, according to the manufacturer.

About Deep South Crane Rentals Inc.

Founded in 1979 by James “Jimmy” H. White Sr., family-owned and managed DSC continues to grow and is now recognized and respected as a leading name in the crane sector. It is headquartered in Pensacola, Fla., and has a branch office in Panama City, Fla.

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