Construction equipment: Terex General 80 Digger Derricks updated

Digger derricks: The Terex General 80 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.

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Watertown, SD – Utility line construction: The Terex® General 80 digger derrick is the first in the 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 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.

Boasting a 79.9-ft sheave height, a 26,600-lb lift capacity at 10-ft radius (fully retracted), a 1,840-lb lift capacity at 0-degrees (fully extended) and a 36.4-ft digging reach, the updated Terex General 80 digger derrick gives operators greater capacity at all boom angles. It also is designed with fewer hoses and a smaller collector block for improved maintenance and accessibility. And, it utilizes the same hydraulic controls, as well as offers the same full-pressure, open-centered hydraulic system, as the rest of the Terex digger derrick product line.

Other enhancements to the General 80 digger derrick include boom extension rollers to provide exceptional support area around the boom, a digger hanger shaft keeps unstowed auger centered below the boom for even loading, a load moment limiter, a hydraulic tilt pole guide that interlocks to protect both the tilt pole guide and boom from accidental damage, as well as its dual hydraulic cylinder trapezoidal design stabilizes the boom during digging and rotational operation. A variety of hydraulic diggers and augers are available for use with this model.

Standard features on the Terex General 80 digger derrick includes 100 degrees of boom travel (+80 degrees to -20 degrees), dual lift cylinders, continuous unrestricted rotation and a custom zoned load chart. This model meets or exceeds ANSI A10.31 requirements.

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