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New Demag AC 220-5 for Somatra

Montargis, France’s lifting specialists, Somatra recently took delivery of a new Demag® AC 220-5 all terrain crane. The latest addition to Somatra’s fleet boasts an impressive 220 tonne (245USt) lifting capacity, comes with a 78 m (255.9 ft) long main boom and has a maximum system length of 99 m (324.8 ft). The company has already deployed the new crane on several projects around the area.

According to Cyrille Morisseau, manager of Somatra, his team conducted an extensive search for a 5-axle, 220-tonne capacity crane before deciding on the Demag AC-220-5 unit. “What impressed us the most about the Demag all terrain crane, was all of the operator-friendly innovations, this unit’s power, and versatility. The onboard IC-1 Plus control system is something we thought was a unique feature that would make operators much more efficient. It determines the crane’s lifting capacities in real-time, which means the operator is always aware of the crane’s load limits — no matter the slewing angle of the superstructure. It will help us reduce the amount of counterweight we need to carry from job-to-job and allows us to use this unit on more heavy lifting projects.”

With its ability to remain under an axle load limit of 12 tonnes (13.2 USt) even with a payload of up to 600 kg (1,322 lbs), Somatra’s Demag AC-220-5 all terrain crane is easy to transport and helps keep associated expenses low. Its compact design makes jobsite positioning quick and efficient, which allows the crane to be used in a broader range of lifting applications.

The team at Somatra are pleased with the Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane’s performance and are looking forward to operating it for many years to come.

About Somatra

Located in Montargis, France, Somatra specialized in the field of handling and rental of lifting equipment. The company has more than 50 years of experience and offers all types of lift equipment, nacelles, trolleys and mini-cranes. For more information about Somatra, visit

About Terex

Terex 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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