Agile and Compact The Demag AC 160-5 is the most compact crane of its class: While other machines come in at a width of three meters or more, the AC 160-5 has a narrower width of 2.75 meters and a total length of 14.51 meters, making it also shorter than its classmates. In combination with its 5-axle steering system, independent rear axle steering, and dynamic launch control, these features enable the crane to get to areas where other cranes would simply get stuck.
The Demag AC 160-5 is designed to help keep your operating costs down. To this end, many of the Demag 5-axle cranes’ components are interchangeable – from hoist 2, through the main boom extensions and runner, all the way to the swing-away rooster sheaves and heavy-lift attachment. This makes work easier for your service technicians and lowers your inventory costs.
The Demag AC 160-5 is not just at the forefront of its class when it comes to its size, but also to its main boom length, where the crane raises the bar with a total of 68 meters. And if that is not enough, you can even extend this system length all the way to 95 meters.
Its clever axle load distribution makes the Demag AC 160-5 truly roadworthy, as it remains under an axle load limit of 12 tonnes even with a payload of up to 650 kilograms. In other words: For many jobs, it does not require additional transport vehicles, thus eliminating the costs. Moreover, the crane can be quickly set up on-site, as it already carries everything it needs to get working.
Thanks to its innovative IC-1 Plus control system, the Demag AC 160-5 can even handle lifts that are normally the exclusive job of larger cranes. The system is designed to calculate the crane’s lifting capacity for every position of the boom subject to the slewing angle of the superstructure, in real time. This means that the lifting capacity for a specific radius is no longer limited to the lowest value for a pre-calculated 360° lifting capacity, as used to be the case. Instead, the crane can always take full advantage of the maximum available lifting capacity. This advantage is particularly useful when it comes to lifts requiring an asymmetric outrigger setup.