Terex was out in full force at ICUEE 2017, launching redesigned A330 and A650 auger drills and its Optima Series of aerial devices.
The redesigned A330 and A650 come with hydrostatic drive transmissions, and they also can be operated by remote control, says company Director of Marketing Joe Caywood.
The drills have several automated features, including auto brake release, inner-Kelly retract stop, inner-Kelly slack stop, home position and dig depth. A “return to center” feature allows the drill to automatically return to the previous drill position, which keeps the hole at the proper vertical position and diameter throughout the dig, the company says.
Telematics are optional so owners and fleet managers can keep up with the machine’s operations by mobile phone or computer.
Caywood says Terex’s new Optima Series of aerial devices is built on the Hi-Ranger foundation, with higher payload, faster boom speeds, and enhanced side reach and ground access.
The Optima TCX and HRX are made of a higher strength steel that reduces the machines’ weight so they can offer up to 1,000 more pounds of vehicle payload capacity, according to the company. They also boast standard 700-pound platform capacity, with an optional 800-pound capacity platform.
The devices also have 3 more feet of side reach. A load alert system that monitors the jib and basket capacity for safety is optional. An indicator light alerts the operator when the boom moves into the extended reach area.
The devices’ leveling chain now has a 10-year life, the company says. And technicians have easier access to torque lower rotation bearing bolts, which are now on the outside of the pedestal.
Model Working height Side Reach Platform capacity Jib capacity
TC50 55 feet 39.3 feet 700 pounds 2,000 pounds
TC55 60 feet 42.8 feet 700 pounds 2,000 pounds
TCX50 55 feet 39.3 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds
TCX55 60 feet 42.8 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds
TCX60 65 feet 46.4 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds
HR46 51 feet 40.4 feet 700 pounds 2,000 pounds
HR50 55 feet 43.2 feet 700 pounds 2,000 pounds
HR55 60 feet 48.2 feet 700 pounds 2,000 pounds
HRX50 55 feet 43.2 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds
HRX55 60 feet 48.2 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds
HRX60 65 feet 53.2 feet 800 pounds 2,000 pounds