Terex’s Superlift 3800 gets a Boost1 October 2015 by Daniel Searle
Terex has launched its Boom Booster system for its Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane, designed to increase lifting capacity by up to 30%.
The Boom Booster, first launched for Terex's 8800-1 crawler crane, boosts the lifting capacity of the crane by increasing the stiffness of the main boom. When equipped with the Boom Booster, the Superlift 3800 can lift loads of up to 80t, and has a maximum hook height of 174m.
These improved capabilities enable the crane to handle lifts that would otherwise require a 750t-class crane, says Terex, and make it particularly well-suited to erecting large wind turbines that typically require lifting heights of more than 140m.
The kit comprises a welded steel structure of up to seven sections with a length of 12m, covering total lengths between 24¬-84m. The structure comes with the Terex fall protection system as standard, and is designed to be mounted directly onto the crane.
With an overall width of 3.5m, the structure is easy to transport and two additional boom sections can slide into the kit during transportation, eliminating the need for at least one truck, says the manufacturer.
Terex has also developed a higher-capacity double hook block for Superlift 3800 cranes with Boom Booster kits. Together with the crane's standard hoists, the hook block increases lifting capacity, maximum lifting height, and doubles lifting speed.