Terex Utilities will display the Optima TC55 aerial device featuring the Terex Load Alert system at the Work Truck Show, which takes place March 5-8 in Indianapolis. Key features of the aerial device include optimized weight and payload, increased boom speed and responsiveness, and improved maintenance access.
The Optima TC55 is a 55-ft. non-overcenter aerial with up to 42.8 feet of side reach — three feet longer than the legacy model — for better truck positioning at the jobsite. The platform can be lowered near the ground, making it easier for operators to access and handle tools and equipment passed from the ground crew.
“Fleet managers regularly request reliable equipment with maximum uptime. To that end, Terex reduced and simplified maintenance on the Optima TC55,” noted Joe Caywood, director of marketing for Terex. A new pedestal design allows for easier access for torqueing lower rotation bearing bolts. O-ring face seals allow for improved hydraulic connections and are used on hoses and fittings above rotation.
The Optima TC55 will feature the optional Load Alert feature, which monitors and analyzes the truck's jib and basket capacity and provides visible and audible alarms when an overload has been detected to aid users and support safe work practices.
Terex will be at Booth #5359 at the Work Truck Show 2019. For more coverage on the show, click here.