In northern Italy, the Terex partner, the Trento-based crane rental agency TecnoEdil Trento, has literally reached new heights with the installation of a Terex FC 6.24H Flat-Top on a mountain in the Dolomites.

The 1.5 tonne crane with maximum capacity will be used for a major renovation of the Rifugio Brentei, which is 2,200 meters above sea level. Since the refuge can only be reached on foot via a path, all materials, including the crane, were transported there by helicopter and cable car. The helicopter was also used to erect the tower crane, although the crane’s boom and tower can also be self-erected via its hydraulic system.

According to Terex, its light weight made it well suited for transport and installation.

For more tower crane news and features, check out the April issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport on Friday April 16.