The Terex AC 1000 Mobile Crane appeared at the BAUMA exhibition in 2010, and then went through an extended period of development and testing which continued through to the end of 2012.
The crane has a maximum capacity of 1200 tonnes. It has a 50m main boom and can reach 100m on the optional boom. The overall system length with fly jib is 163m.
The model of the AC 1000 appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2011 but was not released for sale by Terex until the real crane had reached a satisfactory stage of testing.
All nine axles steer independently so all of the steering modes of the real crane can be simulated. There is working spring-loaded suspension on most axles.
A main feature of the model is the flexibility of display. A variety of transport configurations of the carrier is possible and many of the parts make very good transport loads. The crane can be configured in many combinations of boom, SSL and hooks.
At maximum boom extension the model is over 2m tall.
Conrad has produced a well made model which is both heavy and robust, and it is very well engineered having regard for the heavy loads that it will sustain.
The paint is generally good although the decoration in Terex corporate livery is fairly plain. There are very few graphics and some small warning signs would have added to the realism.