First Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler Crane Delivered
German lifting and transport specialist Ulferts & Wittrock took delivery of the first Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler Crane. Five months after its official launch, Ulferts & Wittrock received the crawler crane with a 502 ft. main boom and a 39 ft. light fixed jib (LF) in combination with a Vario-superlift system with counterweight tray.
“We believe in investing in the latest technology to maintain our leadership position in the lifting business. When we heard about the Superlift 3800, we were impressed and we are convinced it’s the new benchmark in this class,” says Klaus Wittrock, co-owner. “We perform jobs all over Europe, so its outstanding transportability and efficient use of counterweight is a huge plus for us.” Successor to the highly successful Terex CC2800, the Superlift 3800 is a completely new crane that has been designed from the start with the objective of increasing the return on investment for customers.
“We own a Terex TC2800-1 lattice truck crane and a CC2800-1 crawler crane and we are very satisfied with their performance. When it comes to the Superlift 3800, we are actually positively surprised by what this crane is capable of.” states Hermann Ulferts, co-owner and CEO. “We will be erecting wind turbines with this crane, and the fact that a crane of this class can erect 492 ft. wind turbines is a remarkable achievement,” Hermann adds.
Ulferts & Wittrock erected the Superlift 3800 in purchased configuration in their yard, and crane operators Albert Schroer and Heiko Ramke got the chance to be the first operators to experience the new crawler cabin design and use this crane. “I love the huge cabin and layout, the visibility and comfort is outstanding” says Albert. And his colleague Heiko adds: “I am impressed how easy it is to operate, and I am honored to be one of the first crane operators using this machine.”
The Terex Superlift 3800
The 716 tons Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane features a maximum load moment of 8.426 meter tonnes and is designed to provide its owners maximum return of investment. Every single component is designed for worldwide transportation and to reduce erection times and the need for additional equipment. A wide array of safety features, including the Terex fall protection system, come standard. 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 384 ft. without using the available superlift boom configuration. Also, an assist crane is not required to help erect the main boom in this configuration. The Superlift 3800 is the first Terex crawler crane to feature the new cabin design. Providing operators with an excellent working environment, it was developed with extensive feedback gathered from customer workshops, leading industrial stylists and experts in ergonomics. 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 716 tons at a radius of 16 to 39 ft.