Terex All Terrain Crane
Companies working on new construction projects often have several crane model options when it comes to a lifting project. Spaces tend to be less congested, allowing larger cranes to be easily maneuvered into location and quickly repositioned around the site to pick and place materials. A variety of options - swing-away and luffing jibs, full counterweights and boom inserts - can be added to the crane with relative ease to meet configuration requirements.

It's during maintenance lifts on existing structures in congested downtown settings in major metropolitan areas when crane options narrow and the expertise and deep equipment fleet of a lifting company pays dividends. Add to the mix the challenge of not being able to lift over areas occupied by recovering patients, and you have the recent project successfully and efficiently completed by the Dravosburg, PA, branch of Anthony Crane USA by using its new Terex® AC 250-1 all terrain crane.

Paging Dr. Anthony
Anthony Crane was brought in to support Pittsburgh's power and industrial contractor, McKamish Inc., to remove old HVAC units from the rooftop of the Allegheny General Hospital. "The building was 157-ft (47.9-m) tall, and we had to reach 40 ft (12.2-m) over the rooftop," mentions Ron Shearer, Account Manager/Crane Specialist at Anthony Crane. "There were a number of picks to be made, of which the heaviest weighed approximately 15,000 lb (6.8 tonnes)."

Typically Anthony Crane would enlist a high capacity all terrain crane with a luffing jib and full counterweight due to the height of the building and the radius required to perform the lifts. However, this was neither a typical job nor typical circumstances. Work area confinements did not allow the assembly of the luffing jib for the crane, so only the main boom could be used. "The crane had to be set up in a loading zone to eliminate lifting over the occupied portions of the hospital," explains Andrew Longacre, GSP, of Anthony Crane. "The work area was extremely small and there was a sky bridge we had to work around that did not allow assembly of inserts or luffing jib."

The crane was required to work at a radius that would allow the boom to raise straight up and over the building without hitting the skybridge to make the HVAC equipment lifts and load the old pieces onto trucks. "The only way to accomplish the lift was to use a crane that gave us a powerful main boom and capacity with just the main stack of counterweights, so it could fit in an area with minimal swing room," adds Shearer. In his mind there was only one crane model that would fit the bill.

Terex AC 250-1 the Right Prescription
Recently added to Anthony Cane's fleet, the Terex AC 250-1 all terrain crane gave them the combination of power, main boom length and compact carrier size to efficiently handle the picks at Allegheny General Hospital. "The AC 250-1 crane is one of the most compact six-axle cranes on the market and offers the most compact outrigger base and tail radius work area in its class," says David Naab, Regional Business Manager for Terex Cranes. "Yet it has a 262-ft (80-m) main boom, which is exactly what Anthony Crane needed for this project."

Because Shearer had the new 300-US-ton (250-tonne) capacity class crane at his disposal, this eliminated the additional time and expense of supporting equipment for a larger crane. Crew members did not need an assist crane to assemble and disassemble a luffing jib on site or the extra truck loads for jib transport. Additionally the extra manpower requirement for assembly/disassembly of the jib wasn't needed. "By using the AC 250-1 crane with only the main boom, we easily saved more than $12,000 compared to using a crane with a jib."

The strength of this Terex crane's load chart also saved on the counterweight configuration for this project. The height of the building required the AC 250-1 crane's center pin to be 60 ft (18.3 m) off of the building. The operator used the full 262.5 ft (80 m) of main boom to reach the 40 ft (12.2 m) onto the building's roof to hoist the HVAC units and components away. This required an operating radius of more than 100 ft (30.5 m).

Knowing the heaviest piece to be lifted weighed 15,000 lb (6,8 tonnes), Shearer prepared the amount of counterweight required for all the lifts. According to Naab, "The AC 250-1 crane offers a 16,200-lb (7.3-tonne) rated capacity when working at a 120-ft (36.6-m) radius with only 115,300 lb (52.3 tonnes) of counterweight." Shearer adds, "This allowed us to use only the main stack and not the winged weights to reduce the required swing room. Additionally, it saved us 4 loads and approximately $4000 in shipping costs to and from the site."

Only the Terex AC 250-1 crane and 4 truckloads of counterweight and supporting equipment made the short 13-mi (20.2-km) trip from its Dravosburg yard to the hospital's downtown Pittsburgh location. Once on site, the operator took advantage of the crane's all-wheel steering to maneuver it into the cramped loading zone staging area. "The crane offers several steering options, including off-wall, all-wheel and crab to efficiently maneuver into tight spaces," offers Naab.

In less than two hours the crane was rigged and ready for the lifts. In a matter of a few hours, the HVAC units and supporting components were picked from the roof and placed onto trucks for transport. "We had to carefully lift the units over the sky bridge to set the old units on the trucks," adds Longacre.

While the weight and size of the pieces posed little challenge for Anthony Crane, the location of the lift certainly did. Having the combination of compact size, long boom and strong load chart of the Terex AC 250-1 crane helped the company to safely, efficiently and cost-effectively handle the job.

"Where other models would've required inserts and/or a swing away jib, we were able to complete this job with only the main boom of the AC 250-1 crane," mentions Mr. Ray G. Anthony, President & CEO. "This was the best option both operationally and economically for us and the customer. We also sincerely appreciated the full support of the Terex sales and maintenance teams, as they spent countless hours with our operator and technicians to review every part of the crane and were present for the first series of jobs."
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Terex continues to strengthen its foothold in India’s Construction Equipment Market by bringing in new technologies, expanding its product portfolio, and entering new construction territories. Having marked its entry

Read more ...

Tower crane manufacturers are expanding their range with newer models and making them more cost-effective as cost of production rises and competition heats up. NBM&CW investigates.

Read more ...

A new digital platform has been launched to disrupt and simplify the process of crane rental procurement. MYCRANE – a global business-to-business (B2B) platform allows users to submit details of their lifting requirements

Read more ...

Demand for safe, versatile, and reliable material handling products like Telehandlers is growing across a wide spectrum of applications in India, says Deepak Shetty, CEO & Managing Director, JCB India.

Read more ...

The wolf is known for its adaptability and strength, which also distinguish the red WOLFFs on construction sites around the world. Latest proof is provided by two WOLFF 1250 B luffing jib cranes on the

Read more ...

Sinoboom Electric Articulating Boom Lifts Launched in Southeast Asia To mark the arrival of Sinoboom AB14EJ and AB16EJ articulating boom lifts into the Schmetterling rental fleet, a product launch event was held to showcase the series of Sinoboom machines at their

Read more ...

Enerpac has introduced new split-flow pump upgrade kits that provide the ability to network multiple pumps and coordinated lift points for higher accuracy synchronisation. The new split-flow kits allow

Read more ...

Alpha continues its leadership in mobile tower crane segment with its SG 24X30 self erecting mobile tower crane in technical collaboration with SOIMA of Portugal which delivers solutions for challenges on

Read more ...

With construction of major infra projects seeing a revival, expectations are rife that the market for mobile cranes will soon witness higher sales, including of the new, more advanced products

Read more ...

Liebherr Mining is gearing up to showcase its new mining solutions portfolio at the world’s largest mining trade show, MINExpo International 2021 in Las Vegas, USA, from September 13–15, 2021. Covering a total area

Read more ...

Tower crane anti-collision and zone protection systems are now an essential safety attachment to prevent collisions with other tower cranes and nearby structures. P.V. Ramdev, MD - Everest Engineering

Read more ...

Spartan has many awards and certifications to boast of; according to Vikram Mehta, MD, Spartan Engineering Industries, the reasons lie in the company’s focus on design and development of components

Read more ...

Top Material Handling Equipment suppliers, namely KION India, Jungheinrich India, Hyundai, Godrej, ACE, and ElectroMech-Yale are providing end-to-end Intra-Logistics Solutions and gearing up to meet the anticipated

Read more ...

We are very optimistic and bullish about the market in 2021 and expect the market volume for MHEs to have a very robust growth over that of 2020.

Read more ...

With modernisation of the logistic sector, expansion of warehousing and logistic hubs across the country, and growing e-commerce, we expect at least 20% growth y-o-y in this segment

Read more ...

We are expecting a double digit y-o-y growth of 18-20% this year, when the market is expected to cross 13000 units, led by demand from FMCG Warehousing, Rentals, and e-Commerce

Read more ...

There is a perceptible shift towards products with cleaner, greener and smarter technology in the warehouse equipment segment. Data for FY21 shows that electric powered equipment occupies 56% of the MH market

Read more ...

“With focus on environment and sustainability, electric material handling equipment is being more widely accepted. Battery-operated electric forklifts and pallet trucks will become part of ‘smart’ warehouses”

Read more ...

ElectroMech is getting involved with material handling equipment beyond industrial overhead cranes. We have added Yale forklifts from Hyster Yale Group (USA) to our portfolio, and are offering aerial work platforms

Read more ...

25 Liebherr tower cranes are involved in the construction of the Überseequartier, a new district in Hamburg. This is part of the well-known HafenCity urban development project and comprises 14 buildings of various

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.