Terex has introduced a new crawler, built at its Jinan, China, plant using engineering know-how from the Demag plant in Zweibrücken, Germany.
The crane is one of the first fruits of the company’s global product desing and manufacturing strategy.
Terex introduced the new LC 300 lattice boom crawler crane, offering 300t maximum lift capacity and 1,810mt maximum load moment. In North America, the crane will be available as the LC 330US.
It can be configured with up to 84m of main boom or up to 60m of main boom with a 72m luffing jib for a total maximum system length of 132mm. Standard assembly remote control increases rigging ease, and is equipped with the Terex fall protection system for safe boom assembly and disassembly. For further reduction of set up time and expense the main boom can be rigged “free in the air” with up to 54m main boom without assist crane.
“Terex Cranes’ slide-in system for the main boom sections more efficiently utilizes truck payload to reduce transportation costs and time. Transported without restrictions on a standard lowboy or drop-deck trailer, the smaller boom sections are designed to easily be placed inside larger ones for moving to the project site. Lifting lugs located on the lower main cords of the boom section improve boom loading efficiency and reduce work at height,” said Terex.
The LC 300 crawler crane features the new Terex-exclusive counterweight tray design which consists of two stacks on each side instead of a single stack. This reduces counterweight stack height, lowers the crane’s centre of gravity with no need for central ballast and improves counterweight assembly efficiency (the required lifting capacity of the assist crane is 10t only).
Crew members can quickly adjust front/rear stack height to address counterweight needs based on boom configuration and according to the load charts.
For efficient use of counterweight inventory, the LC 300 crane’s counterweight slabs are interchangeable with Terex and Demag lattice boom cranes
in operation since 1998 and Demag all terrain crane models starting with the AC 500 and higher.
“For contractors operating in the heavy civil infrastructure—especially bridge construction—petrochemical, power plant and wind turbine industries, this new Terex crane delivers power, flexibility and options for efficiently completing projects on schedule,” Terex said.
Guntram Jakobs, manager product marketing for Terex Cranes said: “The new LC 300 crawler crane design grew out of our global product design and manufacturing strategy to consistently implement the Terex product quality and safety standards. Product engineering, manufacturing and supply chain team members from our Jinan, China and Zweibrücken, Germany locations worked together throughout the product development process.”