Reaching New Heights: The Demag AC 100-4L All Terrain Crane
26 March 2020
Successful Compact Crane Scheduled to Show Off Its Powerful Performance Characteristics and Ease of Maintenance at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
With its numerous advantages, the Demag® AC 100-4L is sure to make quite the impression on this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 visitors: After all, it is the only crane in the 110-ton class to have a standard carrier with a width of only 8.34 feet even when equipped with large tires (445/95R25). And with a 194.9-ft-long main boom and a total system length of 268 feet, the crane also features one of the biggest system lengths on a four-axle unit while remaining under a 13.23-ton axle load limit.
Maximum Lifting Capacity with IC-1 Plus System
The IC-1 Plus control system plays an essential role in ensuring that the Demag AC 100-4L can deliver large lifting capacities under all operating conditions. This control system enables crane operators to take advantage of the maximum permissible lifting capacity as a function of the superstructure slewing angle regardless of the configuration being used. This means that the lifting capacity for a specific radius is no longer limited to the lowest value for a pre-calculated 360° lifting capacity, as used to be the case. Instead, the crane can always take full advantage of the maximum available lifting capacity. This advantage is particularly useful when it comes to lifts in which the outriggers are extended in an asymmetrical configuration and a reduced counterweight is being used. In fact, it enables the Demag AC 100-4L to take care of work that would normally be the exclusive purview of larger cranes. In addition, the IC-1 Plus system makes it possible to use less counterweight for many lifts, reducing transportation costs as a result.
High Cost-Effectiveness as a Result of Shared Components
Since the 4-axle AC 100-4L shares many engineering details with Demag’s 5-axle cranes, maintenance is much easier for service technicians who work on both crane series.
Depending on the specific market needs, the AC 100-4L is equipped with 340-kW Mercedes Benz diesel engines that comply with EU Stage V / Tier 4 Final or ECE R96 (comparable to the earlier EU IIIA emission standard). Likewise, a Mercedes Benz diesel engine with an output of 129 kW performs its duties inside the crane superstructure. This means that the crane is extremely fuel-efficient, while also providing cost-effective operation and extraordinary road performance.
When it really comes down to it, the AC 100-4L is an absolute jewel of maneuverability. In fact, all four crane axles are steering axles and two of them are driven axles, ensuring that the crane retains its maneuverability even when space is tight. And for customers who need even more, the 100-4L is optionally available with three driven axles as well.