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Terex scales new heights

December 2015

The new Terex Explorer 5500 has won a key award in recognition of its innovative engineering and design features.

Terex Cranes received the Silver Award for Cranes in Lift and Access magazine’s 2015 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) competition. LLEAP awards recognise newly introduced innovative lifting equipment, aerial platforms and related products.

“It’s a great honour to receive a LLEAP award for innovation,” said Rüdiger Zollondz, director for product marketing, Terex Cranes.

LLEAP judged the entries on four criteria: innovation; economic value or cost savings to the owner or user; improved ease of operation, efficiency, or productivity for the owner or user; and improved safety for the owner, user or site personnel.

Introduced in November 2014, the Explorer 5500 is a 127-tonne capacity class all-terrain crane featuring a 197-ft main boom and 36-, 68-, and 108-ft offsettable extensions for a maximum system length of 284 ft. This five-axle crane with a 39.8-ft carrier length, 46.9-ft length and 9-ft width is said to be more compact than any other in its capacity class and can be adapted to fulfil the road regulations in target markets, thanks to various configuration options.

The Explorer 5500 is engineered with the innovative Terex single-motor concept, a powerful and economical 500 HP unit meeting emission standards Euromot 4 and Tier 4F. The Explorer 5500 can be equipped with IC-1 Plus, the new capacity calculating system.  

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