Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has introduced a new variant of its successful diesel-electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane to meet increasing demand from terminal operators for cargo-handling machines for loading and unloading vessels with a loading capacity of more than 8,800 standard containers. These terminal operators require professional and mobile large-sized cranes, able to handle 20 container rows across and up to nine containers stacked on the vessel´s deck, quickly and economically. Furthermore, these container-handling machines need to accommodate for special quay conditions.
The latest new development from TPS that meets the needs of the market is based on the existing Model 8 G HMK 8410 two-rope crane variant from the Generation 5 Terex Gottwald crane modular system. Compared to the present variant, the new G HMK 8412 has a higher tower with a correspondingly higher boom pivot point and a tower cab featuring a crane operator eye level of 43 m. The maximum outreach of the crane has been extended by 3 m compared to the G HMK 8410 and comes to 61 m. The crane has a particularly powerful lifting capacity curve, offering terminal operators 24 per cent greater capacity in the end range of its outreach, which means a lifting capacity of 50 t even at maximum radius. The crane, with a lifting capacity of 41 t under spreader, is even capable of serving three container bays next to each other effectively, even in the 20th row, without having to be travelled alongside the vessel. As with the majority of Terex Gottwald cranes, the G HMK 8412 is fitted with state-of-the-art three-phase drive technology that provides greater benefits for operators with regard to upkeep and maintenance.