Terex Port Solutions has launched its first mobile harbour crane – the Terex Quaymate M50.
Adapting the design and technology from the Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane, the 50 tonne diesel-electric Quaymate M50 has a 36 metre maximum radius with 50 metres a minute hoisting speeds. Designed as an entry model for small maritime and river ports the new crane will be manufactured at Terex Port Solution’s plant in Xiamen, China using components both from Asia and Europe.
The company says the M50 provides operators of smaller ports with an economical as well as user and environmentally friendly machine designed for light to medium-duty applications. Additional features include a cable reel and electric hook rotator for operation with automatic spreaders for container handling and motor grabs for bulk and scrap handling. It is also available as a portal harbour crane under the designation Quaymate P50 – the P standing for portal.
Mathias Dobner, vice president of Terex Port Solutions said: “When we launched the mobile harbour crane around 60 years ago, we were responding to changing requirements in many terminals. Throughout the world new terminals are appearing and existing terminals are continuing to develop. This means that many operators are looking for their first harbour cranes or harbour cranes to replace non-port equipment, while others would like to add to their existing fleet.”
“In many regions of the world, we are dealing with economies that are at the start of a growth period. These markets demand functional solutions with cost-effective and rugged machines which firstly work reliably and secondly allow the terminal in question to grow. With the Quaymate M50 crane, we are again helping many operators to professionalise their cargo handling. Furthermore, we are making it perfectly clear that we can build small entry-level products as well as large, heavy-duty cranes for developed ports.”