Terex Cranes launches the Superlift 3800, A650 T capacity crawler crane.
Terex Cranes announces the launch of the Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane. As the successor to the Terex® CC 2800-1, it has big shoes to fill. When the CC 2800-1 was launched, it established a new benchmark in the crane industry, and became the reference in its class. An entirely new crane, every single aspect of the Superlift 3800 has been improved in relation to its predecessor, from performance to safety features and from transportation to efficiency and speed of erection. The result is a crane that is built for the way customers work, to lift their heaviest loads as well as help their profits.
"This is a very important launch for Terex. Improving on an already great crane, we created a completely new one by leveraging our customer driven innovation process which combines our experience with a focus on solving the needs of the customer. And this illustrates perfectly what Terex Cranes is about," says Kevin Bradley, President Terex Cranes.
From the start of the project, customers were involved in the development of the Superlift 3800. On this basis, features available on the CC 2800-1 were improved and new ones added.
Regarding safety features, the Superlift 3800 comes with the unique Terex Cranes Fall Protection System, winner of the 2012 ESTA Safety Award. Additionally, a protective railing has been installed around the superstructure. The new cabin design provides a larger view area, and available side outriggers equipped with hydraulic cylinders and pressure sensors allow the operator to monitor ground pressure when mounting or dismounting long main boom lengths.
When it comes to performance, capacities have been improved around 20 per cent overall in comparison to the predecessor. "When we started this project, we set ambitious goals", explains Hans-Peter Franzen, Project Director. "And I am proud to say that we exceeded them." System rigidity has been improved, for example the light extension LF can now lift loads up to 178 tonne. The Superlift 3800 can be delivered with an integrated wind kit in a universal main boom system: the crane is capable to erect wind turbines of 117 m without using the available Superlift boom configuration. An assist crane is not required to help erect the main boom.
The Superlift 3800 conforms to both the European norm EN 13000 and the US standard ASME B30.5. It can lift a maximum load of 650 tonne at a radius of 5-12 m and the maximum load moment accounts for 8,426 tonne m. The crane is available for order.