Wilbert launches WT 650 tower

15 April 2008

New from Wilbert in Germany is the WT 650 e.tronic saddle jib tower crane. On 15 December 2006 the prototype was assembled for the first time at the new Wilbert plant in Waldlaubersheim.

It is the first Wilbert tower crane with jib ties, a feature used to give high load capacity and minimum component weight, the manufacturer said. The latest model follows the WT 200 e.tronic and WT 420 e.tronic models from this new manufacturer. Maximum freestanding height is 116.40 m, maximum load capacity is 32 tonnes and the maximum load capacity at the end of the longest (82.5 m) jib is 6.3 tonnes. Jib lengths between 30.0 m and 82.5 m can be varied in 2.5 m steps using nine different jib sections. For easy transport the slewing and tower head section, counterjib and 82.5 m jib can be transported on five trucks, the manufacturer said.

All Wilbert towers include PLC frequency converter controls, limiters for the operating range and black box type data collection and analysis systems. Hoist gear is a Flender gearbox with 110 kW motor and maximum hook travel is 500 m.

For more on tower cranes see the feature starting.

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