Terex Wins Military Crane Contract

Posted on December 7, 2005

Terex Corp. said it has been awarded a contract to supply military all-terrain cranes through to the U.S. Marine Corps. The award is for a potential delivery of up to 130 cranes with a total potential contract value of up to $88.6 million. The initial delivery order is for production of four cranes with accessories, factory testing, limited logistics support and training for a value of $5.9 million. Terex will deliver the first four 50-metric ton, all-terrain cranes to the USMC by July of 2006 for required verification testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Full rate production and fielding approval is anticipated by 2007.

The Terex MAC-50 crane being supplied to the USMC is based on the Terex-Demag AC-50-1 all-terrain commercial crane, modified to meet demanding USMC-specified military requirements. Unique aspects of the Terex MAC-50 configuration include salt-water fording capability up to 60 in., U.S. bridge law requirements compliance, and a drive train consisting of a Cummins engine and Allison transmission. Terex will be manufacturing its MAC-50 cranes at its Terex-Demag plant in Zweibruecken, Germany. The cranes will be supported logistically worldwide through Terex American Cranes, Wilmington, N.C.