Terex AC 350/6 all-terrain crane’s safety features are key at mexican copper mine


Currently on site at Cananea Mine in Sonora, Mexico, is Grupo Mexico Mining Company’s new AC 350/6 all-terrain crane, supplied by Megamak, the regional Terex Cranes distributor. At the mine, one of the company’s 13 copper mines currently in operation, the crane’s main tasks are moving and maintaining heavy mining equipment, such as crushers, screeners, drilling machines, and trucks.

With a main boom length of 210 ft., maximum system length of 413 ft. and a capacity class of 385 U.S. tons, the six-axle all terrain crane is fitted with the Terex lC-1 control system, delivering intuitive operation via a touchscreen interface.

Grupo Mexico’s operations manager, Ing. Armando Juarez, said that company selected the crane for its capacity, reach, flexibility, and safety features. “The lC-1 control system makes lifting and rigging simple and efficient for our operators,” he said. “They welcome how it maximizes accuracy and speeds, and simplifies the way the crane works when handling even the most demanding of lifts.”

He added that instead of renting a crane, the company wanted its our crane for more control and flexibility. “The AC 350/6 means we can respond quickly and effectively to the day-to-day demands of the business,” he said.

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