Is This The Most
Compact All Terrain
Crane In The
With the new Explorer 5500 crane, Terex
Cranes is expanding its Explorer series by
adding a new model in the 130-tonne ca-
The new crane features a 60
meter long main boom; three
extensions of 11, 21, and 33
meters in length are avail-
able, all of which can be
offset. The maximum sys-
tem length is 86.5 meters.
The maximum load moment
is 395 meter tonnes, with
the maximum lifting capac-
ity when telescoping 24.5
Outrigger extension positions
of 2.54, 4.7, and 7.0 meters can be
With a carrier length of 12.1 me-
ters, a total length of 14.3 meters,
and a width of 2.75 meters, this 5-axle
crane is more compact than any other
in its capacity class, which enables it to
be used inside cities as well as on narrow
In addition, steerable axles provide good maneuvera-
bility in tight quarters. For comfort and safety in driving op-
eration the new Explorer 5500 crane has a dynamic launch
control function that prevents the crane from rolling back-
wards when starting up and maneuvering on uphill grades.
Thanks to various configuration options, the new crane
can be adapted to fulfill the road service approval regu-
lations of key markets for this capacity class. This is pos-
sible with variable axle loads and axle pair intervals, the
dismountable main boom, transport dolly preparation,
a maximum front overhang of 1.52 meters, and other
Focus on Economic Viability
Terex Cranes place a strong emphasis on economic
viability during development. Alll components can be
transported using a single standard support vehicle.
This results in low operating costs – as does, the au-
tomatic counterweight setup system, which allows
the crane to be readied for operation quickly.
The electronically controlled brake system makes for
lower wear and reduced operating costs while at the same
time increasing brake power. Simple maintenance is pro-
vided by easily accessible service points on the crane. For
instance, the diesel and DEF tanks can be conveniently
reached from the ground.
Innovative Terex Single-Motor
The new Explorer 5500 crane features the Terex
single-motor concept already seen on the Explorer
5600 and Explorer 5800. This lowers the operating
costs even further, since only one motor requires
The control system automatically recognizes each de-
mand; for instance, it switches from high power in driving
operation to energy-saving mode during crane opera-
tion. Moreover, the system also has an energy-
saving start/stop function. The motor is a pow-
erful and, at the same time,
economical 368 kW unit that meets emission standards
Euromot 4 and Tier 4 (final).
On request, a 331 kW motor for Euromot 3a / Tier 3 is
also available in applicable markets.
The Explorer 5500 all terrain crane is equipped with er-
gonomically designed and spacious cabs for comfortable
operation: The carrier cab lacks a B-column to provide op-
timum visibility, and the superstructure cab offers ample
leg room. It is also tiltable up to 16° to ensure comfortable
work for extended periods.
Both cabs are equipped with ergonomic seats and have
ventilation nozzles that can be adjusted individually.
For operational safety, monitoring displays on a touch
screen with intuitive controls provide the driver with im-
portant data on more than ten operational parameters of
the carrier, such as tire pressure, brake system status, and
the suspension system. In addition, there is constant moni-
toring for maintaining the axle loads.
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