New 1,600 tonne crawler from Terex Demag

08 December 2008

The first Terex Demag CC 9800 crawler crane carries out test lifts

The first Terex Demag CC 9800 crawler crane carries out test lifts

The 1,600 tonne capacity Terex Demag CC 9800 crawler crane is launched in December at the company's Zweibrücken factory in Germany.

The new model is based on the CC 8800-1 and uses the same rope system and hook block - as does its bigger brother the 3,200 tonne capacity CC 8800-1 Twin.

A feature is the wider boom system, with components up to 4 m. It provides a higher maximum load moment rating of 27,000 tonne metres, when configured with 800 tonnes of Superlift counterweight at 30 m radius. This is compared to the maximum 24,002 tonne metres offered by the CC 8800-1, explained Rüdiger Zollondz, Terex Demag product manager, lattice boom cranes.

Maximum boom and jib length for the CC 9800 is 156 m and 120 m, respectively. Maximum SWSL combination is 108 + 120 m, resulting in a top hook height of 230 m.

The machine is suitable for a range of applications, including petrochemical, large infrastructure and power plants. "This is a general purpose crane which fits into the range perfectly," Zollondz added.

A configuration is also available for the erection of Enercon E126 wind turbines, which have more than 6 MW generating capacity. This incorporates a 132 m main boom, plus an 18 m extension, allowing the crane to lift 360 tonnes to a hook height of 144 m.
The first machine will be delivered to Sarens in Belgium towards the end of January. The second unit will go to Enercon.

At the time of writing, in mid-November, the crane was carrying out test lifts with 2,100 tonne loads, the requirement for a 1,600 tonne capacity crane.

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