Following a recent handover ceremony, Integrated Logistics in Kuwait is putting its new Terex AC 1000 all-terrain crane to work on a highway expansion project. The 1,300-ton capacity class AC 1000 joined Integrated Logistics’ fleet earlier in the year. On its 9-axle carrier it can be driven on public roads with its 164-ft. main boom, the manufacturer said.
It is the largest mobile hydraulic crane in Integrated Logistics’ 400 crane fleet. Saleh Al Huwaidi, Integrated Logistics CEO, said, “We needed a high capacity crane that would offer quick mobilization, even in congested areas, for single-lift jobs. We found exactly what we were looking for in the AC 1000 crane. We also selected Terex because they provide responsive service and technical support for our maintenance team.”
Christian Kassner, international sales manager for Terex Cranes, said, “The markets in which Integrated Logistics operates are highly competitive, and the flexible AC 1000 crane gives the company a competitive edge by offering low transportation costs and short rigging times. Their jobs are often in large, congested areas where a maneuverable crane is a must, and the Terex AC 1000 unit delivers on this as well.”
The first job for the AC 1000 is a highway expansion project in Kuwait City. Al Huwaidi, said, “We will be placing a 220-ton steel girder in a tandem lift with our Terex AC 500-2 all-terrain crane. It will be working close to the city where availability of space is limited, a perfect test for the crane’s capabilities.”
Author: Laura Hatton, KHL Group
Source: KHL Group