New crane selected by H N Construction in Bokaro Steel City
H N Construction of Bokaro Steel City, India, has taken delivery of a new Terex Explorer 5800 All-Terrain Crane, the first of its kind in India.
The crane is a five-axle, all-wheel steer carrier, spanning 13.2m long and 3m wide, and is configured with a 70m boom and 21m fixed jib. It is designed so that the 70.2-tonne counterweight can be automatically rigged, helping to reduce setup time.
Describing the features of the Explorer 5800, global heavy equipment major, Terex, said in a press release that the crane also employs a single engine concept that uses advanced engine management systems to enhance performance for both road travel and lifting.
Fuel efficiency is maximised using a stop/start technology for the upper cabin and engine remapping depending on what type of operation is being performed – lifting or traveling. The Terex IC-1 touch screen control system, along with radio remote control, adds safety to rigging and on-site operation. The control system provides the operator with accurate load moment measurements and wind speeds and simplifies the way the crane operates when handling the most demanding lifts, Terex added.
Speaking on behalf of H N Construction at the handover in late January, the Indian company’s managing director, Rajnish Gautam, said the crane would significantly enhance the service offerings of his firm and improve jobsite performance.
“We selected the Terex Explorer 5800 because of its versatility and compact size, as well as the reputation Terex has for quality and service after the sale,” Gautam said. “It is our first Terex Crane, but we plan to add more in the future. This unit will be put to work right away on the campus of Bokaro Steel Plant, one of oldest and largest steel plants in India.”