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Contractors World - 2014 Vol 4 No 5

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What's New In Plant & Equipment

Terex introduce the most compact All Terrain Crane in the 130 t. class.

Terex introduce the most compact All Terrain Crane in the 130 t. class.With the new Explorer 5500 crane, Terex Cranes is expanding its Explorer series by adding a new model in the 130-tonne capacity class.

The new crane features a 60 meter long main boom; three extensions of 11, 21, and 33 meters in length are available, all of which can be offset. The maximum system length is 86.5 meters. The maximum load moment is 395 meter tonnes, with the maximum lifting capacity when telescoping 24.5 tonnes.  Outrigger extension positions of 2.54, 4.7, and 7.0 meters can be selected.

With a carrier length of 12.1 meters, a total length of 14.3 meters, and a width of 2.75 meters, this 5-axle crane is more compact than any other in its capacity class, which enables it to be used inside cities as well as on narrow construction sites.

In addition, steerable axles provide good manoeuvrability in tight quarters. For comfort and safety in driving operation the new Explorer 5500 crane has a dynamic launch control function that prevents the crane from rolling backwards when starting up and manoeuvring on uphill grades.

With the Innovative Terex Single-Motor Concept

The new Explorer 5500 crane features the Terex single-motor concept already seen on the Explorer 5600 and Explorer 5800. This lowers the operating costs even further, since only one motor requires maintenance.

The control system automatically recognizes each demand; for instance, it switches from high power in driving operation to energy-saving mode during crane operation.

The motor is a powerful and, at the same time, economical 368 kW unit that meets emission standards Euromot 4 and Tier 4 (final).

Terex Cranes

Case Launches New Online Product ConfiguratorCase Launches New Online Product Configurator

Case Construction Equipment has added to its website a new online tool that allows customers to configure their own machine from the ground up with just few clicks.

The new product configurator provides customers with detailed information and greater visibility into all a machine’s options even before contacting the dealer. It also simplifies and shortens the buying process thanks to a more automated quoting procedure.

The product configurator is now available for the UK and Italian markets with plans to further expand to other countries in the near future.

Build Your Own

From the cab interiors to the engine options, from the wheel types or track shoes to the full range of attachments available for each model, the product configurator allows customers to fully customize a Case machine without leaving the comfort of their office or while they are working at the jobsite.

The tool gives access to the entire line-up of Case equipment from both heavy and compact lines.

The product page is divided into sections, each dedicated to a significant part of the machine: cab, engine and transmission, hydraulics, attachment, tyres and wheels or tracks and chains.

There are also sections for the homologation data and for the special attachments and options available. In each section customers can review the factory configuration and standard features and analyse all the possible selections.

The interface is designed to be intuitive and extremely easy to use. Through a sequence of steps, that starts from the selection of the product range and moves to the specific model and to the components of the machine, the product configurator quickly guides customers to get exactly what they need.

When the process is completed, it can be reviewed, edited or even add more models before sending a quotation request.

Case Construction Equipment

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