Denver’s Duffy Crane & Hauling Expands with Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain crane
Duffy Crane & Hauling, Denver, Colo., is expanding its fleet and service offerings with a Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain crane. Founded in 1886, Duffy Crane & Hauling is a family-owned company specializing in the lifting and transportation of overweight and over dimension loads. The company added the 120-ton Terex AC 100/4L for its 194-ft. boom length and its ability to travel to jobsites without curfew restrictions.
“Our new Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain crane fills a niche in the marketplace,” said Jeffrey Cummings, president of Duffy Cranes & Hauling. “After doing extensive research, we determined this crane was the best multi-purpose, two-man crane for our needs and the only non-curfew unit with a 190-ft. plus boom size. This saves us a lot of prep time because we don’t have to send it out in advance of a job and then spend time waiting for a job to start.”
Cummings also pointed out that because of the crane’s boom length, they have more flexibility to perform lifts that typically require a larger crane. “The combination of the crane’s reach and over-the-road travel performance lowers our operating costs, and that translates into cost savings for our customers,” he added.
The Terex AC 100/4L features a standard truck width of 8.4 ft., which allows it to be used in tight situations. With a telescopic main boom of 194.9 ft. and the 26.2-ft. section of its 62.34-ft.-long double folding jib, the crane also features one of the longest system lengths (226.4 ft.) that can travel on four axles. A powerful 445-hp engine is responsible for the crane’s cost-effective operation, road-traveling performance, and fuel economy.
Duffy Crane & Hauling put its new crane to work right away, lifting a power distribution center from the inside of the manufacturer’s facility to a trailer so they could transport it to its new home. “Right out of the gate, we were impressed with the AC 100/4L,” says Cummings. “We made a great investment.”