UK crane rental company NMT has taken delivery of the very first 220 tonne Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain crane.
Launched at Bauma last year, the five axle Explorer 5800 features a 70 metre, five section main boom with a bi-fold swingaway and a 12 metre straight insert, offering a maximum height of 103 metres.
Powered by a single Euromot IV/ Tier 4F Scania diesel engine, the crane can operate with axle loads from 9.1 to 16.5 tonnes. It also has a short 1.2 metre front overhang. The 13.2 metre long, three metre wide carrier has 10x8x10 all-wheel steering system. Additional features include stop/start technology, Terex’s latest IC-1 touch screen control system and radio remote controls. The operator’s cab tilts up to 20 degrees to help improve visibility up the boom.
NMT managing director Mark Ambridge said: “As a long standing Terex customer, we are delighted to be the first company to take advantage of this brand new Terex crane. For the benefit of our customers, it’s important that the NMT fleet reflects the latest and best in crane technology, and there is no doubt that the new Explorer is at the forefront of these developments. The feedback we’ve had so far suggests it’s smooth and easy to operate with impressive lifting capabilities. Its versatility is also starting to impress.”
NMT has also ordered two 40 tonne Terex AC 40/2L All Terrain cranes which will be delivered to the company’s new Heathrow depot that opened this month