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Terex win US Marines order

The United States Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia has placed an order with Terex cranes for the supply of up to 130 special military All-Terrain cranes based on the Terex Demag AC-50-1.

The contract is for a potential delivery of up to 130 cranes with a contract value of up to $88.6 million.

The initial delivery order is for four cranes with accessories, factory testing, limited logistics support and training with a value of $5.9 million. Terex will be delivering the first four 50-metric ton, All-Terrain cranes by July 2006 for required verification testing at the Marines Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
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The Demag AC50-1

If the full contract is awarded full production should begin in 2007.

The special model will be designated the MAC-50 and is based on the Terex-Demag AC-50-1, modified to meet demanding military requirements specified by the Marines. The MAC-50 includes salt-water fording capability of up to 1.5 metres, U.S. bridge law compliance, and a Cummins/Allison drive train.
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A Drawing of the Terex MAC50


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