New Terex AC 700 crane makes debut

Brand new all-terrain model erects tower crane in German town

PHOTO: Operated by crane service provider Wiesbauer, the AC 700 was being used by construction company Trinac. Credit: Supplied

Terex’s new AC series model, the AC 700, marked its first commercial application when it erected a 70-metre high tower crane earlier this month in the German town of Kornwestheim.

Operated by service provider Wiesbauer, the AC 700 crane was being used by construction company Trinac at the work site for a new office building for the Wüstenrot bank.

Setting up the AC 700 crane at the work site took a short time, said Thomas Wiesbauer, General Manager of Wiesbauer. A seven-person team from his company, assisted by two Trinac employees, required only five hours to do so despite tight space conditions.

In order to reach the lifting height of 70 meters required to erect the tower crane, the Wiesbauer assembly technicians configured the Terex AC 700 crane with an LF main boom extension measuring 26.40 meters, an SSL system with a 30-degree offset, and 100 tonnes of counterweight. Once set up this way, the AC 700 crane was prepared to lift all of the tower crane’s components.

Describing the operations in a press release, Terex said that these components included a large number of relatively lightweight and compact mast sections, but also significantly more unwieldy elements, such as the slewing unit, two-piece jib, and counter jib.


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