Terex expands Explorer AT range
By Alex Dahm20 November 2014
A 130 tonne capacity class all terrain model has joined the Terex Cranes Explorer series of all terrains.
The Explorer 5500 has a 60 metre main boom and three extensions are available, (11, 21, and 33 m) and all can be offset. Maximum system length is 86.5 m and the maximum load moment is 395 tonne-metres. The booom can be telescoped under a maximum load of 24.5 tonnes. Outrigger spread can be set at 2.54, 4.7 and 7.0 m.
Compact dimensions are an important feature for work in cities and congested job sites. Its five axle carrier is 12.1 m long, overall lengthis 14.3 m and it is 2.75 m wide. To meet different road regulations there are variable axle loads and axle pair intervals. In addition, the boom can be demountand or the crane can travel with a dolly.
To reduce running costs all components for the Explorer 5500 can be transported on one standard support vehicle. An electronically controlled braking system is used to reduce brake wear and operating cost and there is also more brake power. Examples of design consideration given to simplify use and maintenance are easily accessible service points diesel and DEF tanks can be reached from the ground.
Like the rest of the Explorer range the 5500 is powered by one engine. This further reduces operating costs as only one engine needs to be maintained instead of two, the manufacturer said. The control system automatically recognizes the demand placed on the 368 kW engine and reacts accordingly - high power is required for driving while an energy-saving mode works during crane operation. A start-stop function is also fitted. A 331 kW engine to Euromot 3a and Tier 3 emission standards is also available for applicable markets.