By Anthony Capkun
October 24, 2013 – The new Terex Work Zone Capacity Calculator allows utility companies and contractors to select the right size of digger derrick to complete the majority of their daily tasks: digging holes and setting poles.
The calculator takes into account not only the digger derrick’s boom lifting capacity, but it also the digger derrick’s auger digging and lifting capacity. “To select the right digger derrick for the job, the truck should be able to dig a hole and set the pole without the need to reposition the digger derrick,” explained says John Pantkze, project manager, Terex Utilities.
To calculate a digger derrick’s work zone capacity, the new 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. Once these specs are inputted into the calculator, it is a simple process to determine a digger derrick’s work zone capacity, says Terex. Visit Terex for more information about the Terex Work Zone Capacity standard and calculator, to download the Terex Digger Derricks eBook, or to contact a Terex rep.