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Jeff Cummings, Guest Columnist
Pueblo Chieftain

Even though funding much-needed transportation projects remains a high priority, the Colorado General Assembly concluded the 2016 session and failed once again to address this critical issue.

Several bills were put forward but all of them were rejected. There was plenty of blame to go around and we heard a lot about “the other guys” being the problem. The reality is that this was a collective failure on the part of our state elected officials to address this critical issue with the real losers being Colorado’s citizens.

The problems and costs associated with our transportation system are well-known to the public. They see and experience them every day. Various polls have found that Colorado voters list transportation as a primary concern. The public understands the need to create and maintain a first-class transportation system so that our businesses, industries and citizens may flourish in the years ahead.

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One of Colorado’s oldest privately owned companies partners with one of the industry’s most respected manufacturers

Duffy Crane & Hauling - Terex AC 100 4LWaverly, IA, March 30 2016, — Duffy Crane & Hauling of Denver, Colo., is expanding its fleet and service offerings with a newly commissioned Terex® AC 100/4L all terrain crane. Founded in 1886, Duffy Crane & Hauling is a family-owned company specializing in the lifting and transportation of overweight and over dimension loads. The company added the Terex AC 100/4L for its impressive 194-ft (59 m) boom length, the largest of the 120-ton (100 t) capacity class of cranes, and its ability to travel to jobsites without curfew restrictions.

“Our new Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane fills a niche in the marketplace,” says Jeffrey Cummings, President at Duffy Cranes & Hauling. “After doing extensive research, we determined this crane was the best multi-purpose, two-man crane for our needs and the only non-curfew unit with a 190-ft (58 m) plus boom size. This saves us a lot of prep time because we don’t have to send it out in advance of a job and then spend time waiting for a job to start."

Cummings also points out that because of the crane’s boom length, they have more flexibility to perform lifts that typically require a larger crane. “The combination of the crane’s reach and over-the-road travel performance lowers our operating costs, and that translates into cost savings for our customers,” he adds.

The compact Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane is the only crane in the 120-ton (100 t) capacity class to feature a standard truck width of 8.4 ft (2,6 m) making it possible to position the crane in tight locations. With a telescopic main boom of 194.9 ft (59,4 m) and the 26.2 ft (8 m) section of its 62.34 ft (19 m) long double folding jib, the crane also features one of the longest system lengths (226.4 ft / 69 m) that can travel on four axles. A powerful 445-hp (332 kW) engine is responsible for the crane’s cost-effective operation, excellent road-traveling performance and outstanding fuel economy.

Duffy Crane & Hauling put its new crane to work right away, lifting a power distribution center from the inside of the manufacturer’s facility to a trailer so they could transport it to its new home. “Right out of the gate, we were impressed with the AC 100/4L,” says Cummings. “We made a great investment."

About Duffy Crane & Hauling
Founded in 1886 in Denver, Duffy Crane and Hauling is one of Colorado’s oldest and most trusted companies. The company specializes in developing logical solutions to the most difficult, specialized lifting and hauling challenges. Its team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding customers' needs with superior equipment and exceptional service.

About Terex
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website (www.terex.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation) to make information available to its investors and the market.

We were hired to retrieve a 85,000 lb drill rig from the bottom of a hole where the customer is building an apartment building. We used a specially designed platform, one of a kind, to perform a job that Duffy only is uniquely qualified to perform. We had to lift the drill rig, spin it 180 degrees and orient the drill rig so that it could be loaded on a lowboy trailer.

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Flying Drill Rig

Flying Drill Rig

Flying Drill Rig

Flying Drill Rig

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This is a 2 crane pick for a 170,000 lb. transformer. Duffy was hired to load and transport the transformer from the location where it was serviced to its final destination.

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Two crane pick, Transformer

Two crane pick, Transformer

Two crane pick, Transformer

Two crane pick, Transformer

Two crane pick, Transformer

Two crane pick, Transformer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

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