Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, La., recently took delivery of the powerful and versatile Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane, making Deep South the first lifting company in the United States to offer its customers the craneâ€™s unique combination of capacity and mobility. The worldâ€™s most powerful all terrain crane that meets 12 t axle load limits with its 164-ft (50-m) main boom installed, the 1,320-ton (1,200-tonne) capacity class crane offers a maximum system length of 535.8 ft (163.3 m).
â€œThe AC 1000 all terrain crane offers companies a unique combination of power, reach and mobility that no other competitive crane model can,â€ says Jim Strobush, regional sales manager for Terex Cranes. â€œThis nine-axle crane can be used in certain applications instead of a lattice boom crawler crane and offers the distinct advantages of much faster mobilization and quicker rigging. It will definitely give Deep South a competitive edge in its market.â€
Deep South equipped its new AC 1000 crane with 328.1 ft (100 m) of main telescoping boom and purchased enough boom and jib segments for maximum system length. The craneâ€™s luffing jib provides a flexible lifting solution on jobs where space is limited, such as refinery applications, where a conventional crane would require assembly over existing parts of the refinery. It offers an array of configurations, including the Sideways Superlift (SSL) system to boost lifting capacities, and features a load moment rating of 2,900 tonne-meters. Deep South sees the extremely powerful and versatile AC 1000 all terrain crane offering a competitive edge in multiple industry sectors, including refining, chemical plant and wind turbine erection.
â€œThe Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space,â€ says Jeremy Landry, project manager at Deep South Crane & Rigging. â€œIts ability to handle significant weight at an extreme tip height will give us versatility in planning jobs, since we will be able to mobilize this crane in place of other cranes in our fleet. We are proud to add this equipment to our fleet as a state-of-the-art solution to meet our customersâ€™ needs.â€