The Utility Source February 2019 - Page 19

Optima TC55 with Load Alert Delivers Reliable Personnel Access for a Variety of Vocational Applications Terex Utilities will display the Optima TC55 aerial device featuring the Terex® Load Alert™ system at The Work Truck Show, March 5-8, in Indianapolis, Ind. “The Optima series ‘optimizes’ weight and payload with enhanced features of ground access, greater side reach, lower travel height, increased boom speed and responsiveness and improved maintenance access,” said Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing. Optima TC55 is a 55-ft non-overcenter aerial with up to 42.8 ft of side reach. That’s three feet longer than the legacy model which helps with truck positioning at the jobsite. Increased boom speeds and responsiveness also help to increase productivity on the job. Additionally, the platform can be lowered near the ground, making it easier for operators to access and handle tools and equipment passed from the ground crew. “Fleet managers regularly request reliable equipment with maximum uptime. To that end, Terex reduced and simplified maintenance on the Optima TC55,” contin- ued Caywood. A new pedestal design allows for easier access for torqueing lower rotation bearing bolts. O-ring face seals allow for improved hydraulic connections and are used on hoses and fittings above rotation. Additionally the optional feature of Load Alert will be shown on the aerial device. “Load Alert is an innovation first brought to the market by Terex,” said Caywood. Load Alert monitors and analyzes the truck’s jib and basket capacity and provides visible and audible alarms when an overload has been detected to aid users to support their safe work practices. See Optima aerial devices at the 2019 Work Truck Show at Booth #5359 or visit for more information. About Terex Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More informa- tion about Terex is available on its website:, and on its LinkedIn page -- and Facebook page -- www.facebook. com/TerexCorporation. •