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 tonnes 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 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.
- LCR Group took the first AC1000-9 in Australia during July 2021.
Demag AC1000 has been renamed as AC1000-9 after the rebranding exercise done by Terex.