Terex CTT 331-16 flat-top tower crane is being put to efficient use to erect transmission tower components in India.
The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is using a Terex CTT331-16 flat-top tower crane to erect transmission tower components for testing various parameters such as strength and stability. The CTT 331-16 was delivered in response to a public tender issued by the Indian Power Ministry, just two months after the opening of the new Terex Cranes facility in Pune.
Acting as an independent body for the testing and certification of transmission towers throughout India, CPRI is operating the CTT 331-16 at its transmission tower testing centre in Bengaluru. The crane is configured in `R2` configuration with a 60 m jib, 77.6 m free standing height equipped with telescopic cage and 28.6 tonne counterweight. B N Dinesh Kumar, Joint Director, CPRI, Bengaluru, comments, “Working with Terex Cranes, India has been a good experience and everything has run according to schedule. Terex Cranes, India provided us with high level of responsiveness, expertise and support that we needed throughout the process. The CTT 331-16 is a reliable and extremely manoeuverable machine and we are delighted with the way it’s performing.”
“Our team’s goal was to provide CPRI with a solution tailored to their specific needs. Given the institute’s activity, it became clear that they would do better to invest in a state-of-the-art machine capable of offering higher levels of performance than the conventional crane type they initially had in mind,” said TR Badarinarayan, Executive Director, Terex Cranes, India.
The CTT 331-16 is one of the best known tower cranes made at the Terex Cranes facility in Fontanafredda, Italy. With an excellent price/performance ratio, it offers fast winch speed, large capacity drum, 16-tonne load capacity and a maximum jib length of 75 m. The free standing height can reach 92.6 m.
Terex Cranes, India has employed a team of experienced and highly trained engineering, sales, maintenance and logistics experts at facilities covering 3,000 sq ft of sales and service offices, plus a 2,000 sq ft spare parts centre, in Pune. For Terex Cranes, the rapid delivery of the first CTT 331-16 tower crane to India, within months of opening facilities in the region, illustrates how the distinct advantages of a global corporation can be combined with delivering fast and efficient results on a local level.
The CTT 331-16 offers fast winch speed, large capacity drum, 16-tonne load capacity and a maximum jib length of 75 m.