Terex Cranes has launched the 650-tonne capacity Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane in Zweibrücken, Germany


Terex Cranes has launched the 650-tonne capacity Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane in Zweibrücken, Germany. As the successor to the CC 2800-1, Terex pointed to customer involvement in creating an improved crane with new features, which conforms to ASME B30.5.
“This is a very important launch for Terex,” said Kevin Bradley, president, Terex Cranes. “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.”

From the start of the project, customers were involved in developing the Superlift 3800, which comes with the fixing attachments of Terex‘s fall protection system already on the boom sections. Additionally, a protective railing has been installed around the superstructure. The new cabin design provides a larger viewing 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.

Capacities have been improved around 20 percent overall in comparison to the predecessor. “When we started this project, we set ambitious goals,” said 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 tonnes. The Superlift 3800 can be delivered with an integrated wind kit in a universal main boom system: the crane can erect wind turbines of 117m without using the available Superlift boom configuration. An assist crane is not required to help erect the main boom.

Despite considerably higher rigidity, Terex reduced the weight of the basic machine by 17 tonnes, improving the crane’s transportability. Moreover, the measurements and the weight of components have been designed for ease of transport, including additional hoisting points on components, including central hoisting points and hydraulic motors positioned within the track frame reducing transport size and preventing them from being damaged during transportation.

The Superlift 3800 is the first crawler crane to feature Terex’s new cabin design, 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 ASME B30.5. It can lift a maximum load of 650 tonnes at a radius of 5m to 12m and the maximum load moment accounts for 8,426 tonne meters. The crane is available for order now.

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