Bahrain contractor orders six Terex and Demag cranes

MMET, which owns a fleet of 15 Terex and Demag cranes, selected five of the latter's units for their combination of long boom reaches with compact chassis

The AC 100-4L crane is one of the most compact cranes in the 100-tonne class, with a standard truck width of just 2.55m.
The AC 100-4L crane is one of the most compact cranes in the 100-tonne class, with a standard truck width of just 2.55m.

Bahrain’s Modern Mechanical, Electrical and Transporting (MMET), a long-standing Terex Cranes customer in the Middle East, has placed an order for multiple Demag and Terex all-terrain cranes.

MMET is a multidisciplinary contractor that owns a fleet of 15 Terex and Demag cranes.

With the new order, which includes a Demag AC 60-3, two Demag AC 100-4Ls, a Demag AC 160-5, a Demag AC 220-5 and one Terex AC 40/2L, the firm has further expanded its lifting capabilities.

One particularly strong selling point for MMET was the combination of long boom reaches with the compact chassis on the Demag models – delivering greater manoeuvrability and flexibility on job sites.

One of the cranes, the Demag AC 100-4L, a four-axle all-terrain mobile crane was also recently updated with Terex’s IC-1 Plus control system.

This increases the maximum lifting capacities beyond those of a conventional 360° load chart by calculating the crane’s capabilities based on the slewing angle and counterweight configuration.

In practice, this enables a 100-tonne crane, like the Demag AC 100-4L, to perform jobs where higher capacity cranes would typically be needed, and is especially useful when working with reduced counterweight or in restricted spaces, where it is not possible to fully extend the outriggers.

Terex recently also introduced a two-year warranty as standard for its Demag cranes.

MMET made its selection based on over two decades of experience in the Gulf as one of Bahrain’s leading contractors. The Terex Cranes will be delivering the new cranes in the coming months.

In March, another Bahrain-based business, Sarens Nass Middle East, also added 15 five-axle Demag AC-130-5 all-terrain cranes to its fleet.

While in April, Kuwait-based Integrated Logistics signed an order for a further 12 Demag cranes, including two AC 130-5, four AC 160-5 and six AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes.

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