June 2 - Mexico based Grúas y Soluciones Logísticas Salas (GSL) has purchased the first Demag-branded AC 220-5 all-terrain crane headed for the Americas.

With a compact frame measuring 14.5 m long and 3 m wide, the 220-tonne capacity Demag AC 220-5 is destined for work in and around Mexico City. The five-axle crane features all-axle steering, independent rear-axle steering and dynamic launch control for optimum manoeuvrability, said Terex.

The crane also boasts a main boom length of 78 m and, with a variety of boom extensions available, the AC 220-5 crane's full system length reaches 99 m.

Scheduled delivery of GSL's new Demag AC 220-5 crane is set for this month. It will be the first new Demag crane model operating in North America since Terex reintroduced the legendary brand to the market.

Meanwhile, Altida took delivery of its first new Terex crane - an AC100/4L all-terrain model, which has a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and was supplied with a 59.4 m main boom and 19 m fly jib.

Carrying 19.3 tonnes of counterweight on board, and equipped with the Terex IC-1 Plus Contros System, the crane can be configured in confined spaces with each outrigger in a different position, explained Terex.

Another Terex AC/1004L model was put to use recently by Central Contractors Service, which deployed the crane to lift a number of heavy and oversize cargoes at the Revolution Brewery in Chicago.

The company used the 12-tonne capacity crane to lift and positions four fermenters, one silo, a chiller and a carbon dioxide tank at the site.