Terex Crossover 8000 Boom Truck Debuts at ConExpo

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The 80-ton Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck made its first appearance last week at ConExpo. The machine combines designs from its truck crane and boom truck models while offering uses a 360-degree load radius. Featuring the same upper structure as the Terex T780 telescopic truck crane, the Crossover 8000 boom truck has nearly the same load ratings throughout most lift situations, regardless if lifting from the front, rear, or side of the crane. 

The Crossover 8000 crane uses the X-pattern outrigger design, which was established on the Terex Crossover 6000 model. This outrigger design allows for enhanced all-around lift capabilities. This feature lowers the overall center of gravity and isolates the crane’s upper structure from the truck chassis, reducing chassis torsion and extending its lifetime. 

The X-pattern outrigger positioning also eliminates the need for the front stabilizer jack, which is typically required for boom trucks to counteract the weight of the engine when lifting. This decreases overall crane length and weight. The crane’s three-position outrigger: 6.5-ft. minimum, 19-ft. mid-span, and 26-ft. maximum position span allows the Crossover 8000 to be used in confined spaces and further enhances crane maneuverability.

The upper lift structure has been approved for a Freightliner chassis; other chassis options are being explored. With speeds in excess of 70 mph, the Crossover 8000 can quickly move from job to job at highway speeds. Once on site, the crane is designed to deliver quick leveling and set up with its independently controlled outriggers and jib that quickly swings and pins into position. 

Designed for optimum performance over a broad range of applications, the Crossover 8000’s crane’s four-section main boom offers a 126-ft. length with a 189-ft. maximum tip height. Two available jib designs (fixed length of 33 ft. and extendable to 57 ft.) offer 0, 15 and 30 degree offset positions, providing easier reach when lifting over objects.
 
The Crossover 8000 can be equipped with either one or two winches. The crane’s top swivel ball with hook and latch is rated at 7 tons. Alternatively, the available quick-reeving hook block features five sheaves to offer an 80-ton capacity. 
 
The Terex Crossover 8000 is the first boom truck to feature the latest Terex Cranes operator’s cab. Built around operator feedback, this functional cab repositions the electronics compartment to offer longer inside dimensions and provide more space for operators. Moreover, an infinitely variable tilt-up operator cab of up to 18 degrees delivers improve vision of the work area. A redesigned air conditioning and heating system with individual air outlets maintain comfortable operating temperatures. An ergonomic, multi-adjustable seat with lumbar support, air-ride suspension, high back and arm rests helps to improve operator comfort and productivity.