Terex Cranes new CTL 1600 luffing jib tower crane has two and a half times the load moment and a 10 meter longer jib than the previous largest Terex luffing jib tower crane. The new CTL 1600 tower crane will be produced at the Terex facility in Fontanafredda, Italy.
Topping the existing Terex tower crane portfolio of eight CTL luffing jib models, the new extra-large Terex CTL 1600 crane integrates extensive feedback from customers to combine outstanding lifting power with easy assembly, operator comfort and jobsite safety.
Offering a maximum lifting capacity of 72 tons, a maximum load moment of 1600 meter tonnes and equipped with an extra-long 246-foot jib, this crane offers extremely high lifting capacities and reach as well as ease of transport and assembly. This model has a maximum freestanding height of 89 meters on a concrete base and 88 meters on a chassis. The CTL 1600 tower crane uses HD 33 tower segments, which come equipped with pre-assembled tower platforms, aluminum ladders, multiple lifting points and the new “Engage System.” This system includes all the required components for tower crane assembly already positioned and ready to be connected.
Besides being the largest and heaviest lifting model in the Terex luffing jib tower crane range, the new Terex CTL 1600 boasts several innovative features focused on increased performance, easier crane assembly and safety.
Standard safety features include jib walkways and handrails to provide a safe working environment for technicians during set-up and maintenance when working at height.
As for all Terex luffing jib tower cranes, all hoisting and luffing winch drums are linked to their own separate emergency braking system, which at the press of a button stops operation rapidly but gradually enough to avoid blocking.
An optional anti-collision system helps the operator to plan and execute lifts while avoiding collisions with other cranes or buildings. Two cameras and a display screen increase visibility and enable the operator to zoom in and out as required.
Cost-efficiency is improved thanks to a folding platform and folding A-frame, which can be carried in one piece on a single standard truck to reduce transportation costs. An automatic slewing ring lubrication feature also means less time spent on maintenance. Additionally, a third hoist on the counter jib can be conveniently used as a service derrick for assembly. The new CTL 1600 tower crane is also equipped with one or two pull lines to combine the ability of heavy lifting with fast lifting speeds.
Providing excellent ergonomics and comfort to help crane operators work safely and stay focused for long hours on the jobsite, the new CTL 1600 crane comes equipped with the Terex Cranes EVO 15 operator cab. Built with feedback from users, the EVO 15 cab features five large windows for excellent visibility. For ventilation, its front window and back door open. Sliding sunscreen blinds are available for side, front and upper windows. Two large windshield wipers help keep a clear view at all times. An all stainless-steel electronics panel is located in the cabin platform providing excellent protection from different weather conditions. An adjustable ergonomic operator seat provides the comfort while a new ergonomic joystick control helps maneuver loads more easily with great precision. A full color, anti-glare, multi-language display screen provides data feedback including load, wind speed, height, alarm history and on-line trouble shooting to maneuver and lift precisely and safely.
Author; John Skelly