Terex has developed a new range of luffing jib tower cranes, which have two and half times the load moment than the previous largest Terex crane.
Dubbed the CTL 16000 crane, it also has a ten metre longer jib than the previous model.
“We have decades of experience in luffing jib cranes. To create the CTL 1600 tower crane, we tapped into all we knew about them and went a step further,” Marco Gentilini, vice president and general manager for Terex Tower Cranes, explained.
Topping the existing Terex tower crane portfolio of eight CTL luffing jib models, the new extra large CTL 1600 crane provides heavy lifting power with easy assembly, operator comfort, and increased job site safety.
It has a maximum lifting capacity of 66 tonnes, a maximum load moment of 1600 metres tonnes, and is equipped with an extra long 75 metre jib.
"This crane offers extremely high lifting capacities and reach as well as ease of transport and assembly," the company stated.
The CTL 1600 has a maximum freestanding height of 89 metres on a concrete base and 88 metres on a chassis.
It uses HD 33 tower segments, which come equipped with pre-assembled tower platforms, aluminium ladders, multiple lifting points, and Terex's new "Engage System".
"This crane offers extremely high lifting capacities and reach as well as ease of transport and assembly," Terex said.
Apart from being the largest and heaviest lifting model in the Terex luffing jib tower crane range, the CTL 1600 also has a number of innovative features focused on increased performance, ease of assembly, and safety.
These features include the standard jib walkways and handrails for a safe working at heights environment for technicians during set up and maintenance.
All of its hoisting and luffing winch drums are linked to their own separate emergency braking system, which at the press of a button stops operation quickly, but at a gradual enough pace to avoid blocking or the potential of ropes whipping.
An anti-collision system helps the operator plan and execute life while avoiding collisions with other cranes or nearby buildings.
Two cameras linked to an operator display screen increase the user's visibility and enable the operator to zoom in and out as required to gain a better understanding of proximity.
A folding platform and folding A-frame which can be transported in a single piece on one standard truck slashes transportation costs and aids cost-efficiencies.
An automatic slewing ring lubrication feature also means less time is spent on maintenance.
The CTL 1600 also has a third hoist on the counter job that can be used as a service derrick for assembly.
It is also equipped with two pull lines that combine the ability of heavy lifting with fast lifting speeds.
Ergonomics were also in focus during its development, with the crane featuring a Terex Cranes EVO 15 operator cab.
Built with feedback from users, the EVO 15 cab features five large windows for excellent visibility; for ventilation, its front window and back door open; while sliding sunscreen blinds are available for side, front and upper windows.
An all stainless-steel electronics panel is located in the cabin platform providing excellent protection from different weather conditions.