New luffing jib crane from Terex
By Laura Hatton22 April 2014
Crane manufacturer Terex has launched its biggest luffing jib crane to date, the 1,600 tonne-metre CTL 1600.
The new CTL 1600 luffing jib tower crane has a 66 tonne lifting capacity, a new HD33 tower structure and a maximum jib length of 75 metres, with a jib tip lifting capacity of 16 tonnes.
The CTL 1600 can lift 66 tonnes up to 24.5 m radius on a 65 m jib and up to 27.6 m with the shortest (40 m) jib available, the manufacturer said. It is designed with current high-rise building trends in mind, taking into account wind conditions, challenging job sites and new shapes of buildings, Terex said. Applications for the new model include high rise, infrastructure and nuclear projects.
The new 66 tonner extends the range upwards from the previous largest, which had a capacity of 45 tonnes. “We made this jump because of the new trends need different capacity,” Riccardo Alba, Terex engineering director, explained. “Time is money and we try to offer the best solution for our customers.”
The CTL 1600 has step by step internal and external climbing, and fixed and mobile ballast (the same as CTL650F and CTL630B). It also has a service hoist to ease rope path operation when erecting the crane Jib lengths from 40 to 75 m in 5 m increments, the manufacturer added.
The model has a chassis with a 12.5 x 12.5 m base. Tower elements are 6 m long and 3.3 wide. It has a free standing height of 89 m with the HD33 tower system, 87.8 m on the chassis and 83 m on a travelling chassis. Both the tower platform and aluminium ladders are pre-assembled. In addition, the model is fitted with platforms, walkways and has a foldable A-frame. It can be dismantled with a derrick crane.
The CTL 1600 has a tele-assistance system for monitoring crane data, weather condition, working hours and alarm history. Also included are swinging signal LED lights, double platforms on jib end and a safety rope. Also included are two anemometers, including one for wind direction, a ladder with anti-fall device and two cameras, which are fitted on the jib end and counterjib.
The model comes with an EVO 15 cabin, which includes a colour, anti-glare display, CD and radio player and heating and air conditioning. It has five preset luffing speeds. The crane follows EN 14439 standards and is built and tested in Italy.
The first unit is due to be delivered to a UK customer after final testing is completed.