AC 220-5 for French Lifting Specialists
Its compact design makes jobsite positioning quick and efficient, which allows the crane to be used in a broader range of lifting applications. Photograph – Terex
Date 27 November 2018
The French lifting specialists, Somatra, based 120km South of Paris in Montargis recently took delivery of a new Demag® AC 220-5 all terrain crane. The latest addition to Somatra’s fleet boasts an impressive 220 tonne (245USt) lifting capacity, comes with a 78 m (255.9 ft) long main boom and has a maximum system length of 99 m (324.8 ft).
The company has already deployed the new crane on several projects around the area.
According to Cyrille Morisseau, manager of Somatra, his team conducted an extensive search for a 5-axle, 220-tonne capacity crane before deciding on the Demag AC-220-5 unit. “What impressed us the most about the Demag all terrain crane, was all of the operator-friendly innovations, this unit’s power, and versatility. The onboard IC-1 Plus control system is something we thought was a unique feature that would make operators much more efficient. It determines the crane’s lifting capacities in real-time, which means the operator is always aware of the crane’s load limits — no matter the slewing angle of the superstructure. It will help us reduce the amount of counterweight we need to carry from job-to-job and allows us to use this unit on more heavy lifting projects.”
With its ability to remain under an axle load limit of 12 tonnes (13.2 USt) even with a payload of up to 600 kg (1,322 lbs), Somatra’s Demag AC-220-5 all terrain crane is easy to transport and helps keep associated expenses low. Its compact design makes jobsite positioning quick and efficient, which allows the crane to be used in a broader range of lifting applications.
The team at Somatra are pleased with the Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane’s performance and are looking forward to operating it for many years to come.
Source – Terex / Demag