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Terex Hi-Ranger SCM Series Aerial Devices Meet Operators’ Needs

Fri February 15, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Designed with the utility operator in mind, the Terex Hi-Ranger SCM48, SCM50 and SCM55 overcenter material handling aerial devices feature large, open bed space, low travel height and easy maintenance. The Terex Hi-Ranger SCM Series aerial devices are ideal for investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives and power districts, as well as municipality applications, according to the manufacturer.

The side-by-side lower boom configuration on the SCM Series provides overall height under 11 ft. (3.3 m) on a 40-in. (101.6 cm) frame for greater mobility. The low-profile of the SCM series allows for low platform stow near centerline of the truck to provide operators with added clearance of overhead obstructions such as bridges, trees and powerlines during travel. The lower boom cylinder design also allows for a large amount of open truck-bed space that operators can utilize for tool storage and transportation.

The field-proven, Terex tri-link elbow offers a low-maintenance design on the SCM Series. The tri-link elbow mechanical feature provides operators with easy access to greasable bushings and bearings, needs no lift chains or cables, and does not require a mandatory overhaul during the truck’s lifetime.

All models have a gross vehicle weight rating of 31,000 lb. (14,061 kg). The SCM48 features a 48.0-ft. (14.6 m) bottom of platform height, a 53.0-ft. (16.2 m) working height with a 39.3-ft. (12.0 m) overcenter side reach, and a non-overcenter side reach of 34.8-ft. (10.6 m) at 110 degrees.

The SCM50 features a 50.0-ft. (15.2 m) bottom of platform height, a 55.0-ft. (16.8 m) working height, a 41.2-ft. (12.6 m) side reach overcenter, and it has a non-overcenter side reach of 36.2-ft. (11.0 m) at 110 degrees.

The SCM55 is designed with a 55.0-ft. (16.8 m) bottom of platform height, a 60-ft. (18.3 m) working height and a 46.1-ft. (14.1 m) side reach overcenter, and it boasts a 39.5-ft. (12.0 m) non-overcenter side reach at 110 degrees.

The SCM Series come standard with a side mount, one-person, 700-lb. (317.5 kg) capacity platform, a minimized control hose loop and standardized controls. Dual platforms are an available option on these units. These aerial devices also boast a category “C” rating per ANSI A92.2, 200 degrees of upper boom articulation and 110 degrees of lower boom articulation, non-compensated boom design, as well as a full-pressure open-center hydraulic system. Optional lower boom articulations of 100 degrees and 120 degrees are available.

The Terex HyPower hybrid system is an available option for the SCM Series models. The HyPower system allows operators to save fuel, reduce noise and increase efficiency, plus it has been optimized for the utility industry — making it easier for utility operations to “go green.”

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