With an undercarriage length of 17.1 m, the Terex® AC 500-2 is one of the most compact eight-axle crane in its class. A maximum working height of 145.8 m can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane provides enormous power across all lifting capacity ranges, a feat made possible by several features, including an enhanced main boom cross-section and reinforcement provided by the Sideways Superlift system. The crane’s star-type outriggers help minimize system deformation and provide the level of stability required by the unit.
Extremely short setup times and easy and straightforward operation (achieved with the innovative IC-1 crane control system) make for an extraordinary level of working comfort and safe crane operations. The IC-1 crane control system is an invaluable safety and productivity tool during heavy work. All load charts are stored in the system, and the right charts are automatically retrieved after specifying the load, radius, and other configuration data. The working range limiter protects crane operators against collisions during critical operations. The crane’s turning radius, height limit, radius limit, and “virtual walls” can be effortlessly adjusted. The crane is powered by the latest Daimler engine technology, with 480 kW / 653 PS at 1,800 rpm. The carefully-thought-out drive design ensures optimal translation of engine power into great driving performance and fast working speed.