Terex launches first hydraulic luffer

11 November 2019

During a customer event at a testing yard in Polcenigo, Italy, Terex has shown for the first time three new tower crane models, one of which is the company’s first hydraulic luffer.

The 12t CTLH 192-12 hydraulic luffer has a maximum jib length of 55m and a capacity at maximum length of 2.35t. This model has a parking radius of just 8m for all jib lengths and a minimum working radius of 3m. Massimo Cappello, director, global product management, tower cranes and rough terrain cranes, said the low parking radius is important because this machine is normally required in constricted jobsites or ones where multiple machines operate simultaneously.

“This machine allows to have much less distance from one machine to the other thanks to the parking radius. This is the main requirement in big cities,” Cappello said.

This model features new luffing technology with a 30kW hydraulic system, which the company says allows the complete movement from horizontal up to almost vertical within two minutes. It also has a secondary pump in case there is an issue with the primary one.

The CTLH 192-12 has an advanced control system, which the company aims to standardise across all models, and features the Terex Power Plus (TPP), Terex Power Match, T-Link telematics and new S-Pace cabin. This crane can be used with any of Terex’s HD23, TS23, TS21 or H20 towers. It will be available from January 2020.

Another new product erected at the testing yard was the 8t CTT 172-8 flat top, which has a maximum jib length of 65m and maximum tip load of 1.71t. This model replaces the CTT 162. Terex offers this machine with two hoisting options, 37kW and 22kW.

It can reach a free-standing height of up to 64.9m and is compatible with towers TS16-TS21. The CTT 172-8 also features the advanced control system and T-Link telematics and the S-Pace cabin. Production of this model will commence in December.

Another surprise the manufacturer had in store for its customers was the first model of a new generation of self-erecting cranes, the CSE 32. This model has a maximum jib length of 32m, maximum capacity of 4.4t, and maximum tip load of 1.05t. Its maximum height-under-hook is 21.5m, while the ballast radius was reduced to 2.25t in order to reduce the space the crane needs to slew. Terex has maintained the galvanised structure, as it is highly popular with its clients.

This machine, which will also be available in a US version, will be available from the second quarter of 2020.