Taiyuan Heavy builds 500 tonne all terrain crane

By Alex Dahm14 November 2013

The new 500 tonne capacity TZM500 all terrain crane built by Taiyuan Heavy Industry being unveiled t

The new 500 tonne capacity TZM500 all terrain crane built by Taiyuan Heavy Industry being unveiled to employees at the factory in Shanxi Province on 12 October 2013

Chinese manufacturer Taiyuan Heavy Industry (TYHI) has built a 500 tonne capacity all terrain crane with an 84 metre boom. The first unit of the TZM500 was completed and displayed to employees at the factory on 12 October. Target applications listed by the manufacturer include wind power, petrochemical and civil engineering industries.

TYHI said it has begun manufacturing other cranes for civil construction, including 660 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes, the 1,200 tonne capacity TZT1200 crawler telescopic and 1,200 tonne capacity TZM1200 wheeled mobile telescopic cranes. The news follows the first application of the company’s 6,400 tonne capacity super heavy lifting gantry tower (IC August 2013, page 8) on the Lu An electric heating oil project in China.

TYHI said it has produced and delivered worldwide more than 6,000 cranes. Products include a 1,200 tonne capacity EOT crane, a 500 tonne ladle crane and a 75 cubic metre shovel for mining. Other products include forging and rolling equipment and wind turbines.

Taiyuan Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. is part of the Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd, originally known as Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Plant (TZ) established in 1950. TYHI in Shanxi Province has a 3.7 million square metre factory site and 8,000 employees. In the 1980s the company manufactured a 200 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler crane which, it said, was the largest crawler crane made in China at that time.

More information will follow from IC as soon as it becomes available.

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