Terex Cranes expanded its Explorer series by adding a new Explorer 5500 model in the 143-ton capacity class.
The new crane features a 60-meter long main boom with three extensions of 11, 21, and 33 meters in length available, all of which can be offset. The maximum system length is 86.5 meters. The maximum load moment is 435 tons, with the maximum lifting capacity when telescoping is 27 tons. 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 maneuverability 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 maneuvering on uphill grades.
The Explorer 5500 crane can be adapted to fulfill the road service approval regulations of key markets for this capacity class. This is possible with variable axle loads and axle pair intervals, the dismountable main boom, transport dolly preparation, a maximum front overhang of 1.52 meters, and other features.