Terex has made their first announcement of the development of AC1000/9 on 28th July 2006, during a customer event at its Zweibrucken factory in Germany that they are developing a 1,000-tonne capacity wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
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- The Demag AC 1000-9 is the world’s largest easy-rigging mobile crane that can be driven on the road with its 50m main boom attached
- With 9 axles, a maximum lifting capacity of 1200 metric tonnes and a system length of 163 meters, this unique flagship of All Terrain cranes set the standard for versatile, Heavy lifting cranes
- Ideal applications for the AC 1000-9 include the erection of wind turbines, tower cranes and the placement of major equipment on high-rise buildings
The AC1000/9 was released in 2008 as Terex launched their largest capacity All Terrain Crane, AC1000, classed as 1,200 ton to be in par with Liebherr LTM11200.
The world’s most powerful all-terrain crane that meets 12-tonne axle load limits with its 164-ft (50m) main boom installed.
Felbermayr took delivery of the first AC1000
The first unit of AC1000 was delivered to Austrian rental company Felbermayr which they use the crane to lift an old 24-ton tank from a working radius of 52 to 54 m.
Asiagroup took the first AC1000 in Asia
Singapore-based crane rental and heavy haulage company, Asiagroup Leasing, has taken delivery of the AC1000 in 2013, making them the first customer in Asia to own the 1,200-tonne class Terex all terrain crane.
Deep South Crane & Rigging took the first AC1000 in the USA
Deep South Crane & Rigging of Baton Rouge, La took delivery of the Terex AC1000 in May 2014, making them the first lifting company in the United States.
Demag AC1000 has been renamed as AC1000-9 after the rebranding exercise done by Terex.