By Ellen Cools
June 5, 2018 — Terex Utilities recently launched the Optima Series of enhanced aerial devices used for construction and maintenance of distribution lines.
The new Optima TC, TCX, HR and HRX Series feature product enhancements in the Hi-Ranger aerial device product line. The Optima TCX and HRX now offer up to 1,000 lb more vehicle payload capacity thanks to higher strength steel that reduces overall vehicle weight. The series also has improved boom speeds and responsiveness because of a redesigned hydraulic circuit and optimized hydraulic cylinders
Additionally, an expanded working range optimizes capacity and supports improved ground access. The Optima TC and HR models also boast three ft. more side reach, and a visual indicator light shows the operator when the boom moves into the extended reach area of the working range. Finally, all Optima aerial devices now have 700 lb platform capacity as standard.