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Terex crawler crane wins design award

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article image Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane received the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award

Terex Lifting Australia announces that its Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane has received the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award.

Having already demonstrated its technical qualities in a multitude of projects and getting significant praise within the industry in a short time, the Terex Superlift 3800 crawler crane has received further recognition with a jury of experts in Koblenz, Germany awarding the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award in the ‘Products’ category.

Francois Truffier, Vice President Marketing, Terex Cranes explains that investing in product design, both operational and aesthetics is an important part of their business, resulting in cranes that please operators, and deliver the performance required to get a job done quickly and efficiently. This effort has now been recognised with the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award.

The jury based its decision on the consistent product ‘language’, the quality of the engineering detail as part of the complete system, and on the compelling ergonomic design of the working environment.

The new Terex Superlift 3800 crane raises the bar in terms of performance and comfort. Form and function come together in the design of the crane, especially the operator cab’s layout, which has a particular focus on ergonomics. Terex Cranes worked with experts in design and ergonomics, received extensive customer input, and collaborated with Porsche Engineering to create patented cabs for all the cranes. 

According to Rüdiger Zollondz, Director Product Marketing, Terex Cranes, the shape of the cab is one of the attributes that makes their cranes immediately recognisable, especially in the Superlift 3800 crawler cranes. 

All crawler cranes from Terex Cranes’ Zweibrucken location and the AC 1000 all terrain crane share the same counterweight, meaning that they can be swapped when necessary. During design and engineering, Terex Cranes puts a special focus on efficiency and resource utilisation. The modular design of the Terex cranes makes them versatile and compatible with each other. 

The Superlift 3800 combines excellent lifting performance with well thought-out details that are part of its overall design. 

Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler cranes

Featuring a lifting capacity of 650 t and a maximum load moment of 8,484 mt, the Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane was designed with cost-effectiveness in mind. Every single component is designed for worldwide transportation and to reduce erection times and the need for additional equipment. 

Key features of the Superlift 3800 crawler cranes include the award winning Terex fall protection system as standard; patented cabin design; conformance with both the European norm EN 13000 and the US standard ASME B30.5; and ability to lift a maximum load of 650 tonnes at a radius of 5-12m. 

The crane can be supplied with an integrated wind kit in a universal main boom system for wind turbine erection to 117m without using the available Superlift boom configuration; this configuration also eliminates the need for an assist crane when setting up the main boom.

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