Run by Paul and Margaret Coussens, whose grandfather founded the business in 1937, the company is headquartered in Bexhill-on-Sea.
In the 55 t capacity class, with a 50 m main boom, the 3-axle Challenger crane - which carries all of its own 6.8 t counterweight - was chosen for its compact dimensions, maneuverability and best-in-class boom length. Paul Coussens comments: "When other cranes need triple or quadruple reeving, the Challenger does the job with just one or two lines."
"Another important plus point is the crane's -5 degree boom incline. It means the operator doesn't have to work at height to reeve the crane, which represents a significant safety advantage. So too is the Challenger's radio remote control system."
Terex Cranes regional sales manager, Andrew Snow, is delighted to have sold Coussens of Bexhill their first Challenger crane. "It reflects great confidence in both the crane and our after-sales service and support," says Andrew.
The Challenger joins Terex® AC 30 City, AC 35, AC 40/2L and AC 120-1 all terrain cranes in the Couseens fleet.
About the Terex® Challenger 3160 all terrain crane
The three-axle, 55-tonne capacity class Terex® Challenger 3160 all terrain crane has a 50-m single-cylinder telescopic boom and a maximum lifting capacity of 35.6 tonnes when working with a reach of four meters. The Terex Challenger 3160 all terrain crane can be operated independently by a single person while remaining under an axle load limit of 12 tonnes.
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