More than 200 people recently attended an open house event organized by Pensacola-based Deep South Crane Rentals, Inc. (DSC) to mark the arrival of the company’s new 600 ton Terex® AC 500-2 All Terrain Crane. The crane was purchased from Terex distributor Renegar-Driggers. The celebration took place at Five Flag Speedway, Pensacola, where customers, representatives of the media and friends of DSC had the opportunity to experience the firm’s latest and biggest crane.
In welcoming his guests, DSC’s vice president, Jimmy White, Jr., explained that the AC 500-2 was chosen for its excellent crane charts and travel weights, but in particular for its high performance luffing jib. Another reason instrumental to the purchase was the excellent relationship and support provided by Terex Cranes Distributor Renegar-Driggers.
Mr. White commented: “This latest investment means we now have the capacity and flexibility to lift bigger and heavier loads within our 400-mile operating radius. It fills a gap in the market and gives us a competitive advantage which is borne out by the fact that we are already quoting for this machine on a daily basis.”
“The open day was perfect,” says Mr. White. “Thankfully the weather was glorious, but more importantly our customers from all around the Gulf Coast area had great things to say about the AC 500-2. They were extremely supportive and enthusiastic about our decision to purchase this monster of a machine.”
The crane will make its debut by lifting and positioning a 159,000 lb boiler at a radius of 59 ft at a new hydrogen plant in Pensacola for Ascend Performance Materials. The maximum boom length of the AC 500-2 is 183.7 ft and maximum system length is 478.3 ft.
About the Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain Crane
With a carrier just 17.1 m (56 ft) long, the Terex® AC 500-2 is the most compact eight-axle crane in its class. A maximum working height of 145.8 m (478 ft) can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane offers enormous power across the full lifting capacity range, through features such as the improved design of the main boom cross-section and the reinforced sideways super lift system. The star-shaped outrigger layout provides excellent stability. Short setup times and the IC-1 control system’s ease of use make for safe crane operations and comfortable working conditions. The crane is powered by the latest engine technology, delivering 480 kW / 653 hp at 1800 rpm. The carefully thought-out drive design provides outstanding transfer of engine power, yielding excellent performance on both the highway and the job site.
About Deep South Crane Rentals, Inc.
Founded in 1979 by James ‘Jimmy’ H. White Sr., family-owned and managed DSC continues to grow and is now recognized and respected as a leading name in the crane sector. Headquartered in Pensacola, FL with a branch office in Panama City, the company enjoys an excellent reputation for service, safety and the quality and reliability of its cranes.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.
Author; Agustin Dominguez, Agustin.Dominguez@terex.com