Benson purchases new Terex Explorer 5500

By Hannah Sundermeyer03 November 2017

Benson Crane Service has taken delivery of a brand new 2015 Terex Explorer 5500 from Empire Crane Co. based in Syracuse, NY. The Terex Explorer 5500 is an all-terrain crane with a maximum lift capacity of 140 tons, with a max boom length of 196.2 feet and jib height of 283.8 feet. Jim Benson, general manager of Benson Crane Service said, “The reach was impressive for the size of the crane to have a mobile crane with that much boom easily puts our business into a more competitive category.”

This crane is Benson’s second crane purchase from Empire Crane. “Their team is above and beyond,” Benson said. ”They’re just a phone call away.” The crane is already to work and currently erecting steel for the Queens City Lofts project in Poughkeepsie NY. That job is expected to continue through the winter.

Benson Crane Service is located in Saugerties, NY and has been proudly serving the Northeast for almost 10 years. They have equipment ranging from 15 to now 140 tons so they are able to handle almost any task. All of their operators are OSHA certified, NYS licensed, and NCCO licensed and trained. Benson Crane Service provides 24 hour emergency service as well.

Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane Company offers crane sales, parts, and service at their three branches in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater, NJ and Boston, MA.

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