Luffer puts Terex in extra-large class

By Alex Dahm19 July 2012

Terex CTL 650 F45 on site in London

Terex CTL 650 F45 on site in London

The new CTL 650 F45 is Terex Cranes' new generation entry into the extra-large capacity class of luffing jib tower cranes. It completes the company's portfolio of 14 CTL series luffing models.

Capacity is 45 tonnes, maximum jib length is 65 metres and it has the latest EVO 15 operator cab. Applications include urban construction, power plants and heavy lifting projects worldwide.

"The new CTL 650 F45 marks the first in a series of new crane models that Terex Cranes is planning to launch this year. As part of our ongoing new product development programme, all the models integrate feedback from our customers and focus on innovative solutions designed to serve safety, increase performance, ease of operation and cost-efficiency," said Martina Moritsch, Terex Cranes global tower crane operations general manager.

"Built using the same approach, our new CTL 650 F45 addresses the demand for much larger, higher capacity luffing jib tower cranes designed to match the increasing scale and complex designs of rapidly evolving trends in the construction sector worldwide," Moritsch continued.

It was designed to offer increased performance, easier crane assembly and greater safety in setup, dismantling, maintenance and operation. Standard safety features include jib walkways and handrails. Hoisting and luffing winch drums are linked to their own separate emergency braking system, which stops operation rapidly but gradually enough to avoid blocking, Terex said.

To reduce transportation costs a folding platform and folding A-frame can be carried in one piece on a standard truck. Lubrication of the slewing ring is automatic to reduce time spent on maintenance.

The letter "F" in the product name was chosen as a tribute to Ferruccio Moritsch, tower crane industry pioneer, who died in July 2011. "Ferruccio Moritsch was a highly respected figure in our company and the industry as a whole. The launch of the new Terex CTL 650 F is our way of paying tribute to his innovative spirit and ground breaking product developments," said Steve Filipov, Terex president for developing markets and strategic accounts.

The new crane will be produced at the Terex facility in Fontanafredda, Italy.

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