Deep South Crane & Rigging takes delivery of the first Terex AC 1000 in the U.S.
By John Skelly13 May 2014
Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, LA., recently took delivery of a Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane. Deep South is the first U.S. company to take delivery of this model which meets 12 ton axle load limits. With the 164-foot (50m) main boom installed, the 1,320-ton (1,200-tonne) capacity class crane offers a maximum system length of 535.8 feet (163.3 m).
“The AC 1000 all terrain crane offers companies a unique combination of power, reach and mobility that no other competitive crane model can,” said Jim Strobush, regional sales manager for Terex Cranes. “This 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.”
Deep South equipped its new AC 1000 crane with 328.1 feet (100 m) of main telescoping boom and purchased enough boom and jib segments for maximum system length. 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.
“The Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space,” said Jeremy Landry, project manager at Deep South Crane & Rigging. “Its 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 customers’ needs.”