New Terex crane impresses Christchurch customers

Whether lifting heavy wall panels or moving packs of longrun roofing iron, our Terex AC250-1 is impressing customers with its reputation for manoeuvrability and time saving in and around the Christchurch CBD.

Titan Cranes Christchurch Branch Manager Barry Crone the crane was put to the test during one of its first jobs, on-site at a new commercial building in Nga Mahi Road, for Tauranga firm CBC Construction.

The job involved working with a 34 meter radius, placing 16 tonne precast wall panels on a 30 meter floor width. Because the thickness of the floor prevented the crane from being placed on the floor we worked from outside the building. We only needed to move the crane once to complete the job, which was time saving for the very happy customer, Barry said.

Other recent jobs successfully completed included moving packs of longrun roofing iron into the centre of a building being re-roofed by CS Roofing. The crane was set with 96 tonnes of counter weights to get the required 60 meter radius. Without the use of the crane the roofing iron would have had to be carried in manually.

Weighing in at 78,000kg on the road and on 6 axles, the crane was built in the Terex factory in Zweibruken Germany. Titan Construction Equipment New Zealand agents for Terex Cranes sold the AC250-1 to Titan Cranes for use in the South Island.

Arriving in New Zealand late last year, the crane’s pre-delivery and final checks were done in Wellington before heading to Christchurch. Permits were obtained and wheels and guards modified to trim its width down to 3.1m wide, resulting in this large crane being able to travel with no time restrictions.

Terex AC250-1