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Terex Unveils Swing Arm Option

The Terex Hi-Ranger Swing Arm option is a new option to increase the platform’s range of motion for the company’s TL series aerial devices. The Swing Arm option incorporates the popular Terex articulating, telescopic boom design with an additional platform arm that can rotate 215 degrees, in addition to the 180-degree platform rotator. This feature makes it possible for operators to reach both sides of the utility pole without having to reposition the truck, thus expanding the truck’s work area and increasing access from a one-truck setup.

A platform lifter feature on the Swing Arm option enables operators to raise and lower the platform an additional 20 inches of working height. By being able to rotate the jib plus rotate the platform, the Terex Swing Arm can wrap around the utility pole, allowing the operator to extend their reach and do all the jobs at the top of the pole from a one-truck setup. This feature enables operators to reach around the utility pole to complete a task, like changing out transformers, by simply swinging the bucket around and continuing to work the back side of the pole.

Achieving a working height of 56.8 feet, Terex TL aerial trucks boast -40 to 76 degrees of upper boom travel, 42.3 feet of horizontal (side) reach and 0 to 87 degrees of lower boom travel. These units also have a 51.2-foot bottom of platform height and can achieve a maximum jib capacity of 1,080 pounds.

Terex Utilities

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.