May 13 - Deep South Crane & Rigging has become the first company in the United States to take delivery of the Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane.

According to Terex, the AC 1000 is the world's most powerful all terrain crane that meets 12 tonne axle load limits with its 50-m main boom installed; the 1,200-tonne capacity class crane offers a maximum system length 163.3 m.

Jim Strobush, regional sales manager for Terex Cranes, described the AC 1000's unique characteristics: "This nine-axle crane can be used in certain applications instead of a lattice boom crawler crane and offers the distinct advantages of much faster mobilisation and quicker rigging. It will definitely give Deep South a competitive edge in its market."

"The Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space," says Jeremy Landry, project manager at Deep South Crane & Rigging. "Its ability to handle significant weight at an extreme tip height will give us versatility in planning jobs, since we will be able to mobilise this crane in place of other cranes in our fleet. We are proud to add this equipment to our fleet as a state-of-the-art solution to meet our customers' needs."