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Terex Rough Terrain heads to Antarctica

It’s not every day that a crane is shipped to a far-flung destination in the Antarctica, but that is exactly what EWPA Sp. z o. o, Terex Cranes’ official distributor in Poland did to deliver a Terex Rough Terrain (RT35-1) to serve the Polish Antarctic Station Henryk Arctowski.

For over 40 years, the Station has provided technical and logistical support for Polish and international research groups conducting research in Antarctica. The crane was purchased by the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences to permanently support year-round scientific research, which will focus on biology and ecology, but also include oceanography, geology, geomorphology, glaciology, meteorology, seismology. The research station also carries out ecological, glaciological, hydrological, meteorological and marine monitoring.

The Station is located in the Southern Hemisphere in the South Shetland Islands, on King George Island, off the coast of Admiralty Bay. The island belongs to the climatic maritime zone of Antarctica.

“This has been one of the most interesting sales we have had in our 30-year sales career,” said, Marketing Manager Mrs. Hanna Stanoch from EWPA. “Never before did we have to ship a machine to such a distant corner of the world, a delivery over a distance of over 14,000 km, which took several weeks.”

The RT 35-1 is a 35t rough terrain crane with a 30.1m full power mechanically synchronized boom. It has three steering modes and enhanced safety features, to include easy access to cab and carrier deck and no obstacles on the top deck.

Marketing manager Mrs. Hanna Stanoch from EWPA said, “Being in such a remote location, having a solution that can get the job done but is robust and reliable enough to withstand the harsh climatic and geographical conditions of the Antarctica were key requirements for the job. We had no hesitation in recommending the RT 35-1 for the job – in our experience we know it can travel and manoeuvre over the harshest terrain with ease, its high-strength steel can endure extreme cold temperatures, while its rugged axles and machine superstructures handle snow.”

Stephan Wijkmans, Sales Manager Terex Cranes said, “We’re pleased to see our RT 35-1 used in such a unique application and location—it is a clear demonstration that our rough terrain cranes can do the work but also handle off road jobsites and extreme conditions. We have no doubt that with the world-class design and manufacturing that has gone into our RT 35-1, along with the service and support provided by EWPA, this crane will achieve ultimate efficiency and productivity for the Polish Antarctic Station Henryk Arctowski, well into the future.”

Founded in 1989 in Poznań to focus on the construction machinery industry, EWPA has grown to become one of Poland’s largest and most reputable distributors. The team prides themselves on constantly developing their knowledge base and skillset, all in order to provide services at the highest level. For more information on how EWPA can support your needs, visit or contact: / +48 61 810 75 13.

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