August 16 - Valenciennes, France-based SVMM has taken delivery of a Demag AC 160-5 all terrain crane.

Michel Brouillard, SVMM managing director, explained that the 160-tonne capacity unit will replace the Demag AC 120 in its fleet.

The AC 160-5, which has a total length of 14 m and a carrier width of 2.75 m, "offers excellent load charts and is very compact for its capacity," adds Brouillard.

According to Terex, SVMM will utilise the all terrain crane, and its 68 m boom, in response to an increasing demand for setting up highrising tower cranes and building complex steel structures.

SVMM's AC 160-5 is also equipped with the IC-1 Plus control system.