Watertown, S.D. -- Utility vehicles: Terex Utilities recently exhibited at the 2013 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held October 1-3, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. During the 3-day event, the utility equipment manufacturer highlighted multiple demonstrations in its outdoor booth, including the Terex® Tru-Level™ Tilting Pedestal System, as well as its new Work Zone Capacity standard for digger derricks. Terex also showcased its line of interchangeable bits for the company’s auger tool line, as well as a new concept for aerial device boom tips.
“Terex is pleased to once again exhibit at ICUEE. As always, the crowds were very engaged and extremely interested in what’s new in the utility industry,” said Jim Lohan, vice president of sales and marketing, Terex Utilities. “ICUEE is an ideal show for us to reinforce our commitment to providing the right equipment to our utility customers, when they need it, supported with the very best service and rapid-response capabilities. Our customer-centric approach enabled us to focus our time and attention during all three days of the show in showcasing to our customers how our innovative products and services improve jobsite conditions, save on operational costs and help deliver a profitable return-on-investment.”
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), registered attendance for the 2013 show surpassed more than 17,500, the second highest attended in ICUEE history. ICUEE 2013 also hosted a record 862 exhibitors, and the show floor encompassed a record 1,173,957 sq ft. Show attendees came from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide.
During the show, Terex Utilities featured several new products and innovative concepts to the utility industry for the first time. Top rollouts of Terex utility equipment at the 2013 ICUEE included the Tru-Level Tilting Pedestal System, its Work Zone Capacity standard, the General 80 Digger Derrick and the Hi-Ranger™ TM100 non-overcenter, telescoping material handling aerial device.
Tru-Level Tilting Pedestal System
The Terex® Tru-Level™ Tilting Pedestal System for Terex SC and HRM Series aerial devices allows for operation on slopes up to 20 degrees to accommodate the need for “real world” truck positioning. This new Terex system decreases stress on the rotation gearbox when rotating “up the hill,” decreases set-up time because it eliminates the need to “crib” the outriggers and does not limit boom operation or load charts.
Work Zone Capacity
To help utility companies and contractors select the right size of digger derrick to complete the majority of their day-to-day tasks, a comparison called Work Zone Capacity is being promoted as a new industry standard by Terex. At its simplest, Work Zone Capacity highlights the ability of a digger derrick to perform the tasks that these trucks are built for — digging holes and setting poles. The Work Zone Capacity standard reflects not only the digger derrick’s boom lifting capacity, but it also accounts for the digger derrick’s auger digging and lifting capacity. These capacities need to match the work that the operator is trying to do.
General 80 Digger Derrick
The Terex General 80 digger derrick is the first in the popular product line to receive a series of enhancements that will maintain the company’s position as the market leader in the digger derrick segment. Designed from the ground up to work hard, the Terex General 80 digger derrick now offers increased capacity to get jobs done quickly and efficiently, allows for ease of access to key maintenance points and features commonality in controls and parts and servicing requirements. These updates will continue to promote the same look, feel and operation across the entire Terex digger derrick product line.
Hi-Ranger TM100 Aerial Device
Designed with the customer in mind, the Terex Hi-Ranger TM100 non-overcenter, telescoping material handling aerial device boasts a series of improvements that add to its reliability and overall productivity. Physical updates include decreased travel height and lower overall weight to support installation on standard factory trucks, including a 6x6 chassis. Other enhancements include new outriggers and sub-frame configuration that reduces the vehicle’s weight and allows for increased payload capacity.
“The equipment and concepts we highlighted at ICUEE are just some of the many exciting announcements Terex is making in the utility market in this year,” finished Lohan. “We know the secret to our customers’ success on each and every job is to equip their crews with the right equipment, at the lowest cost of ownership, to match the application. Our goal continues to be to set the industry standard for performance, reliability and support, and we are committed to proving that to our customers and the industry over and over again.”
For more information about Terex Utilities products and services, visit www.terex.com/utilities.
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