Terex AC 500-2 Gets to Work in the Amazon
Construction News: Terex Cranes
August 14, 2013- In construction news, equipment rental and load movement company, ENTEC Longhi & Cia, located in the Amazonian city of Manaus, has added a 500 t capacity Terex AC 500-2 all-terrain to its fleet for projects with Brazilian energy company, Petrobras.
The AC 500-2 made its way to Manaus via ship and upon arrival was unloaded by Entec's Terex AC 350/6 and AC 200-1 all-terrains.
Reinaldo Longhi, commercial director from Entec said: “We are very happy with our Terex all terrain cranes, so when we wanted to expand our fleet both in number and capacity, the decision came naturally. Our new Terex AC 500-2 will allow Entec to maintain its leadership in the Amazon region.”
The crane will be put to work at in the construction and installation of thermoelectric power plants in the north of Brazil.
About the Terex® AC 500-2 all terrain crane
With a carrier just 17.1 m (56 ft) long, the Terex® AC 500-2 is the most compact eight-axle crane in its class. A maximum working height of 145.8 m (478 ft) can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane offers enormous power across the full lifting capacity range, thanks to features such as the improved design of the main boom cross-section and the reinforced sideways superlift system. The star-shaped outrigger layout provides excellent stability. Short setup times and the IC-1 control system's ease of use make for safe crane operations and comfortable working conditions. The crane is powered by the latest engine technology, delivering 480 kW / 653 hp at 1800 rpm. The carefully thought-out drive design provides outstanding transfer of engine power, yielding excellent performance on both the highway and the jobsite.