October 7 - The Terex Crossover 4500, a 40.8 tonne capacity class boom truck, blends truck crane and boom crane designs to offer a 360-degree load radius that outperforms other 45 tonnes capacity class boom trucks by more than 10 percent claims Terex.

Featuring the same upper structure as the field-proven Terex T340-1XL telescopic truck crane, the Crossover 4500 offers identical load ratings throughout most lift situations, regardless if lifting from the front, rear or sides of the crane.

Terex says that the Crossover 4500 boasts the same X-pattern outrigger design innovated by the recently introduced Terex Crossover 6000 that allows for enhanced all-around lift capabilities. This exclusive feature lowers the overall centre of gravity and isolates the crane's upper structure from the truck chassis.

X-pattern outrigger positioning eliminates the need for the front stabiliser jack, typically required for boom cranes to counteract the weight of the engine when lifting. This decreases overall crane length by approximately 3 feet (0.9 m) to improve onsite maneuverability. The crane's three-position outrigger - minimum 6.4 feet (2.0 m), middle 18 feet (5.5m), and maximum 24 feet (7.3m) position span - allows the Crossover 4500 to be used in confined spaces and further enhances crane maneuverability.

The upper lift structure can be fitted to any approved commercial chassis that conforms to the crane's loading standards, giving companies more options for crane configuration. The Crossover 4500 quickly moves from job to job at highway speeds. Once on site, the crane is designed to deliver quick leveling and set up with its independently controlled outriggers and jib that quickly swings and pins into position.

Designed for optimum performance over a broad range of applications, the Crossover 4500's four-section main boom offers a 105 feet (32 m) length with a 110 feet (33.5 m) maximum tip height. Two available jib designs - fixed length 32 feet (9.8 m) and extendible 32 to 49 feet (9.8 to 14.9 m) - offer 15- and 30-degree offset positions, providing easier reach when lifting over objects.

With a rated 40.8 tonne lift capacity at a 9 feet (2.7 m) radius, the crane features a 155 feet (47.2 m) maximum sheave height when equipped with the extendible jib.

Unlike small boom cranes, the Crossover 4500 can be equipped with either one or two winches, giving it the flexibility to handle some complex lifts. The crane's top swivel ball with hook and latch is rated at 6.4 tonnes.