Terex launch new family of high capacity luffers9 July 2012
Terex has launched the first in a new family of extra-large capacity luffing jib tower cranes, the 45t CTL 650 F45, which will be manufactured at it’s Fontanafredda, Italy facility.
Completing the existing Terex tower crane portfolio of 14 CTL luffing jib models, the new extra-large Terex CTL 650 F45 integrates extensive feedback from customers to combine outstanding lifting power with easy assembly, operator comfort and jobsite safety.
Offering a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tonnes (49.6 US tons) and equipped with an extra-long 65-meter (213.25 foot) jib, the innovative features of this new luffing jib tower crane model, equipped with the company's latest EVO 15 operator cab, are specially adapted to provide the outstanding performance required by customers on today's most challenging urban construction, power plants and lifting projects worldwide.
Martina Moritsch, General Manager, Terex Cranes Global Tower Crane Operations, said: "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 on-going new product development program, 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," says. "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."
Standard safety features include jib walkways and handrails to provide a safe working environment for technicians during set-up and maintenance when working at height.
As for all Terex luffing jib tower cranes, all hoisting and luffing winch drums are linked to their own separate emergency braking system, which at the press of a button stops operation rapidly but gradually enough to avoid blocking.