This discontinued all-terrain crane is an MVP at many of the job sites we support. LC Crane technicians have been servicing these monsters for as long as we’ve been in business. In this article, we’ll review this workhorse crane’s specifications and features.
With a lifting capacity of 180 tons, the Demag AC435 is essentially a hybrid between a mobile truck crane and a rough terrain crane. It’s a crane that moves easily over unimproved construction sites. Just as important, it can run at highway speeds to get where it needs to be.
What’s under the hood? In its day, the V8 Mercedes OM442LA diesel engine was the most powerful standard truck engine produced in Europe. This 447-horsepower water-cooled engine has earned a place of honor in the hall of fame among the best heavy equipment engines of the last 30 years.
The AC435 transmission has 16 forward speeds and two reverse speeds, giving you the maneuverability required to complete your job with ease. The dual-line, air-operated breaking system is integrated with the transmission and includes a service brake, parking brake and hydraulic retarder. The all-wheel brakes give the operator control and range of motion you won’t find with many comparable mobile cranes.
A ZF dual-circuit semi-block mechanical system with a hydraulic booster controls the AC435’s steering. The climate-controlled cab is built for the operator’s safety and comfort. Operators who enjoy a smooth ride will appreciate the hydro-pneumatically suspended and hydraulically blockable axels.
Finally, there’s the telescoping four-section boom. Made with fine-grained structural steel, it extends to 164 feet with a maximum jib length of 101 feet. Demag’s proprietary boom construction gives the AC435 strength and structural integrity not found in many other cranes.
You can see the Terex-Demag AC435 load chart here.
LC Crane Parts and Service Guarantee
If you need Demag AC435 parts, we can help. Our techs understand the urgency of getting your machine up and running on a job site as fast as possible. We can help you finish your job on the timeline you are on—not the one dictated by faraway suppliers who take weeks and weeks to find the part you need.
At LC Crane, we warranty all our work. We also offer service and same-day shipping on stocked AC435 parts—something most of our competitors cannot provide. And, all the OEM parts we sell come with a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer.
Larry Collier (Manager and Executive Service Technician), Donald Turner and Zachary Stripling (Service Technicians/Diagnostic Specialists) are manufacturer-certified through Demag’s ongoing training classes. Larry and Donald and the rest of our team provide 24-hour on-call response for repairs, and the LC Crane team also offers diagnostic assistance by telephone to help with troubleshooting.