AmQuip places big Terex order

By Sarah Ann McCay03 April 2014

The new Terex Superlift 3800 at ConExpo

The new Terex Superlift 3800 at ConExpo

US-based crane rental firm AmQuip Corporation ordered 24 rough terrain RT 555-1 cranes and one Superlift 3800 from Terex during ConExpo.

The 25-unit investment is part of AmQuip’s expansion strategy, and is the result of increased demand from clients. “With project work increasing, AmQuip wanted to set itself apart from the competition. Knowing Terex’s product is proven; AmQuip’s team decided that purchasing the SL3800 would be a solution for AmQuip customer’s lifting requirements,” said Jon Capuzzi, chief product officer at AmQuip.

The 650-tonne (716- ton) Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane features a maximum load moment of 8.484 m tonnes. The SL3800 can be customised with an integrated wind kit in its main boom system, meaning it is capable of erecting wind turbines of 117 m (384 ft) without using the available superlift boom configuration.

“We organized our team of crawler experts, fleet managers, and project principles to review all of the cranes available in this class. After a lengthy and well thought through process our team unanimously decided that the 3800 was overall the best crane offered in this class. AmQuip purchased the crane with all available options, including luffing jib and mobile counterweight wagon,” explained Al Bove, COO, AmQuip.

AmQuip also ordered 24 Terex RT 555-1, a popular rental vehicle for petrochemical and general construction jobsites. “AmQuip is continuously growing their customer base. With our rough terrain fleet cranes currently experiencing high utilization rates, we decided to add 24 units of this dependable horse to our fleet,” added Capuzzi.

AmQuip and Terex have been doing business together for over 30 years. AmQuip operates and maintains one of the most expansive and modern crane rental fleets in the business across its 11 locations throughout the US.

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