Terex Work Zone Capacity Calculator Enables Digger Derrick Comparison | Construction News

Terex has introduced its a new Work Zone Capacity Calculator that enables utility companies and contractors to choose the right digger derrick size for digging holes and setting poles on a given jobsite. Available at www.terex-calculator.com, the new capacity calculator accounts for the digger derrick's boom lifting capacity and its auger digging and lifting capacity.

“To select the right digger derrick for the job,” says John Pantkze, project manager, Terex Utilities, “the truck should be able to dig a hole and set the pole without the need to reposition the digger derrick. And for digger derricks to be as efficient as possible, it’s imperative to understand and to match the truck’s capacities to the range of work needed to complete the tasks that digger derricks are used for. The object of the Terex Work Zone Capacity standard is to match these capacities to the job, and our new calculator allows customers to quickly and easily do just that.”

The calculator takes into account the soil conditions and density of the material the truck will be working in, as well as the auger sizes to be used and number of flights needed.

“The work digger derricks do for utility companies and contractors is too valuable to have the wrong size truck on a job. These capacities need to be close in order to make sure the truck is able to lift the auger, while full of material, out of the hole. The new Terex Work Zone Capacity Calculator is designed to give customers the confidence that the digger derrick they buy will fit their overall business operation needs and is properly sized to perform a variety of jobsite tasks,” says Pantzke.