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Kavanagh kick start 2017 with first Demag AC 220-5 in Ireland

Zweibrücken, January 26th, 2017 – With a history dating back to the early 1970’s, combined with an impressive level of expansion in recent decades; Kavanagh has become one of the most recognisable names within Ireland’s booming crane industry.

Operating from the head office in Gorey, Co. Wexford, Kavanagh has branched out across Ireland and now has four strategically placed depots to service the country and their fleet of over 55 cranes.

Their fleet, which consists of several two-axle city cranes right up to 500 tonne all terrain cranes, is predominantly Terex and Demag,  and the new Demag® AC 220-5 is a welcomed addition to the fleet. With a 78 metre main boom length, the AC 220-5 has the longest boom of any five-axle crane on the market. It is also a very compact crane with a total length of 14.52m and width of 3m.

The AC 220-5 also benefits from the Terex IC1-Plus control system which calculates lifting capacities for every position of the boom subject to slewing angle of the superstructure. This enables usage of the maximum lifting capacity especially when lifting over the outriggers, providing excellent lifting duties with the 18.7 tonne counterweight, as travels.

The arrival of the AC 220-5 followed another first for Kavanagh as they received delivery of the very first Demag AC 100-4L into Ireland, which arrived in October. Another class leading machine; the AC 100-4L has a system length of over 80m, providing a large operating range for an all-terrain crane in the 100t class, in all configurations.

“Demag is a name which we have trusted for many years and we were delighted to see this return last year” commented Paul Kavanagh, Director, Kavanagh Crane Hire Ltd. “We were also very impressed with the specifications of both the AC 220-5 and the AC 100-4L, particularly their boom lengths, which led us to placing the orders”, continued Kavanagh.

About Kavanagh Crane Hire Ltd

Due to continued investment over the past number of years Kavanagh Crane Hire Ltd. are now the largest crane supplier in Ireland operating from four strategically located depots throughout the country. As a family run business Kavanagh offer their customers a personal level of attention from the time the query is placed to the eventual completion of the job.

Kavanagh’s fleet of cranes, ranging from the 2 axle city crane, to the larger 500 tonne All Terrain crane, can be seen working in various sectors from the construction to the chemical and engineering industries. All cranes are maintained to the highest standard and operated by experienced certified operators.

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About TerexTerex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information about Terex is available on its website:, and on its LinkedIn page — and Facebook page —

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