Available new options for Terex Hi-Ranger aerial devices
Watertown, SD (June 6, 2016) – The new Terex Load Alert system option for Hi-Ranger aerial devices, on select units only, will supplement utility crews’ current safe work practices. When used in conjunction with an aerial device’s material handling load chart, the Terex Load Alert system provides both visible and audible alarms to notify operators and the ground crew if a platform or jib capacity has been exceeded.
Terex developed the new Load Alert system in response to market demand for new technology solutions as an operator aid for crews in the field. It is designed to monitor and analyze the truck’s jib and basket capacity, the winch line load, the winch line’s distance from the platform’s pivot point and boom positions.
According to Caywood, customers can also opt to receive wireless notifications via text or email, so that supervisors and fleet directors have the ability to manage their equipment. It’s important to note, Caywood says, that the operator must always stay within the operating limits of the load chart or platform capacity decal, even with a Terex Load Alert system installed on the aerial device.“Our number one priority is operators’ and crews’ safety,” finishes Caywood, “which is best achieved by our ongoing efforts to develop unique, innovative products for the utility industry that further enhance existing safe work practices in the field.” To learn more Terex Utilities products and services, visit www.terex.com/utilities.