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.