According to Terex , the Crossover 8000, with a rated lift capacity of 80 tons , blends truck crane and boom crane designs to offer a 360-degree load radius that out lifts any other boom truck in North America. Featuring the same upper structure as the Terex T780 telescopic truck crane , the Crossover 8000 boom truck offers almost identical load ratings throughout most lift situations , says the company , regardless if lifting from the front , rear or sides of the crane.
The Crossover 8000 crane uses the Terex X-pattern outrigger design , which , says Terex , lowers the overall center of gravity and isolates the crane’s upper structure from the truck chassis , reducing chassis torsion and extending chassis life. The three-position outrigger system also is designed to eliminate the need for a front stabilizer jack , thus decreasing overall length and weight of the crane , says the company.
The Crossover 8000’s four-section main boom offers a 126-foot length with a 189-foot maximum tip height. Two available jib designs—a fixed length 33-foot and an extendable to 57 feet—provide 0-, 15- and 30-degree offset positions. The new crane can be equipped with either one or two winches , giving the flexibility , says Terex , to handle complex lifts. The crane’s top swivel ball with hook and latch is rated at 7 tons; alternatively , says the company , the available quick-reeving hook block features five sheaves to offer the 80-ton capacity (rated at a 10-foot radius).
The cab features a new air conditioning and heating system with individual air outlets , and the multi-adjustable seat has air-ride suspension , high back and arm rests.
The upper lift structure has been approved for Freightliner , Kenworth and Western Star chassis; other options can be investigated to offer flexibility in crane configuration , says Terex.