Leggat receives UK’s first Terex Explorer 5500
Glasgow-based Leggat Plant has taken delivery of a Terex Explorer 5500 all terrain crane – the first to arrive in the UK. Part of an on-going investment programme, it brings to seven the number of Terex cranes in the Leggat Plant fleet.
In the 130t capacity class with a main boom length of 60m and a maximum system length of 86.5m, it has been chosen for its compact size and versatility, allowing it to operate effectively in space-restricted areas.
Eddy Donaghy, owner of Leggat Plant, said, “Our last Terex crane, a Challenger 3160, delivered in September 2013, has proved so successful and enjoyed such a high utilisation rate, that we had no hesitation in choosing this latest model from Terex.”
“A more than competent performer delivering a high degree of manoeuvrability, with duties unmatched by other machines, it promises to be an invaluable addition to the fleet in this fast growing sector of the market,” he explains and adds: “The relationship between Terex and Leggat is a long standing one which has stood the test of time. Both the product and the service have always been first class.”
Founded over 140 years ago, Leggat Plant is the longest established crane hire company in Scotland. It will use the Explorer for a variety of applications ranging from housing and bridges to demolition and machinery installations.