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Is This The Most

Compact All Terrain

Crane In The

130-Tonne Class?

With the new Explorer 5500 crane, Terex

Cranes is expanding its Explorer series by

adding a new model in the 130-tonne ca-

pacity class.

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

construction sites.

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.

Terex Cranes

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