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Weldex stays young with new Terex cranes

2 Jul 15 Crawler crane specialist Weldex has bought two Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler cranes.

Weldex general manager Mark Hollett and Terex rep Julian Dyer with the first Superlift 3800
Weldex general manager Mark Hollett and Terex rep Julian Dyer with the first Superlift 3800

Weldex's first Superlift 3800 has now arrived in the UK and a second is scheduled to arrive from the factory in Germany in November 2015.

Inverness-based Weldex operates the UK’s largest fleet of crawler cranes. The Terex Superlift 3800 cranes, rated as 650-tonne capacity with a load moment of 8,484 tonne/metres, replace two existing 600-tonne Terex CC 2800-1 cranes that Weldex bought in 2008.  

Weldex managing director Dougie McGilvray said: “These latest acquisitions are part of an ongoing investment plan designed to ensure that the Weldex fleet reflects the latest technology and most recent innovations. There is also a growing demand on many projects for cranes that are no more than seven years old.”

He added: “The Superlift 3800 was our preferred option for a number of reasons. It was not simply the extra capacity over our existing 2800-1s, which had given excellent service since 2008, but its lower transport weight and ability to erect longer boom systems unassisted.”

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